East Expansion project opens at Sharjah International Airport

Sharjah Airport Authority

Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) has launched the East Expansion project at its hub, which extends over 4,000m2.

The project is a qualitative addition to Sharjah International Airport (SIA), contributing to enhancing its regional and global competitiveness. It is a stage within the comprehensive expansion plan, with an aim of raising the airport’s capacity to reach 20 million passengers by 2025.

This came during a tour of the project, whereby Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, HE Ali Salim Al Midfa, received Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation Sharjah, HE Sheikh Khalid bin Issam Al Qassimi, among other dignitaries.


The visit also included a viewing of the special service hall, which underwent comprehensive renovations to upgrade the level of services provided by the airport. Many other facilities that underwent renovation and development, were also visited, alongside the modern technologies used to enhance the level of services, in line with the airport’s strategy to meet all the requirements of the aviation sector, within the highest international standards.

“The completion of the East Expansion project represents a qualitative addition within the comprehensive expansion plan to enhance the position of Sharjah on the global travel map,” HE Al Midfa stated. “The project will contribute to making the aspirations of the aviation sector and sustainable development a reality on the ground, by increasing the capacity and flow of movement, adopting the finest technologies and systems to enhance cooperation with strategic partners and airlines, and meeting customer expectations, ensuring their trip through Sharjah Airport is a distinctive experience.”

The East Expansion project, whose total area is estimated at 4,000m2, is an integrated building that includes four new gates to contribute to increasing the flow of movement. The project consists of two floors equipped with the latest means and travel technologies and provides distinctive facilities that embody the airport’s commitment to providing the highest standards of services to ensure the comfort and happiness of travellers.

It includes food and beverage outlets, which are open 24 hours, and offers a wide selection of goods for travellers, as well as a duty free shop. Other facilities include nine waiting areas, security scanning equipment and rooms, and facilities for people with reduced mobility.