Dakhla airport should undergo extension work aimed at increasing the structure’s reception capacity to one million passengers per year.
Thus, the first phase of the project will allow an extension from 3,000 m2 to 10,000 m2, before the 2nd phase should focus on aircraft parking spaces to accommodate seven medium-sized aircraft, the expansion of a car park and the development. airplane parking and another for cars near the freight terminal.
It also involves the construction of a hotel zone and the establishment of various road networks and accesses, specifies the National Airports Office (ONDA), noting that before the end of 2021, the construction work of A new terminal for private aviation will be launched, as well as the lighting system with LED technology will be completed and operational in early 2022.
As a reminder, the aircraft parking area has been extended, making it possible to simultaneously accommodate four Boeing 737-800 type aircraft, in addition to the establishment of an area dedicated to private and light aviation, various technical buildings and airport equipment to accommodate passengers in the best conditions in terms of safety, security and quality of service.
The airport, which covers an area of 2,600 m2 with a capacity of 300,000 passengers per year, offers 139 direct and indirect jobs, divided between ONDA executives and employees of service companies.
Note that some 257,000 passengers passed through Dakhla airport in 2019, roughly its maximum estimated capacity of 300,000 passengers per year.