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Second terminal for the Katunayake Airport

Jul 7, 2010 4:17:57 AM - itnnews.lk

Sri Lanka’s only International Airport in Katunayake will start building its second terminal from next year.

Vice Chairman of the Airport and Aviation Authority Kamal S. Ratwatte said the 300 Million US Dollar “terminal” once in operation will cater to six million passengers per annum. He said, currently the Colombo Airport only operates with a single terminal consisting of 10 gates. He said already its capacity has reached 4.2 million passengers and expects it to reach the full capacity very soon.

The Vice Chairman of the Airport and Aviation Authority therefore emphasised that need for the new terminal is increasing. The new terminal once starts construction work in 2011 will be completed by 2014. Mr. Ratwatte said currently they are discussing with JICA over the funding for this terminal which will have 12 gates.