TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Under a multi-billion-euro project to expand Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), new terminals would be built that, along with the existing one, could handle 100 million passengers a year, an official said.
Speaking at a press conference on ideas for the design of a new air terminal dubbed “Iran-Shahr”, Shahram Adamnejad, CEO of Imam Khomeini Airport City, said the expansion project, requiring €2.5 billion in investment, would be financed by both domestic and foreign sources.
After three phases of development, the Iran-Shahr terminal will reach the capacity of 100 million passengers each year, he added.
According to the official, preparations are underway to put the mega-project out to tender.
The construction of Iranshahr Terminal in the Imam Khomeini International Airport is planned to start in the next Iranian year (starting March 21), the airport’s CEO said. Shahram Adamnejad added that the terminal will have the capacity to handle 100 million passengers annually upon the completion of the new terminal, Mehr News Agency reported.
Adamnejad said the development of Iranshahr terminal will entail three phases, which need a total of €2.5 billion.
Domestic and foreign designers can propose their designs and ideas at Myairport.ir and have a role in the construction of the airport terminal.
Latest statistics show Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport registered over 58,000 takeoffs and landings in 2017. A total of 10 million passengers used the airport last year.
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