AML is pursuing the modernisation of SSR International Airport is working towards setting up the necessary basic infrastructure to allow the private sector partners to come forward with their projects and develop new business activities, creating jobs and generating wealth for all. Along with the aviation industry stakeholders, we intend to capitalise on new synergies and put in place the required dynamic and responsive policies to promote the country as an ideal set up base for regional and global aviation industry players and service providers.
Additional Aircraft Parking Stands
The construction of an additional aicraft parking stand and modification of an existing stand to accommodate several A380 type aircraft simultaneously, are scheduled to be completed by end of April 2017. The project has required an investment of about Rs 475 M.
Cargo & Free Port Terminal
The new Cargo & Freeport Zone aims at offering appropriate the infrastructure to boost the Freeport & Cargo activity.It will include Cargo terminals and Freeport and Logistics centres that will boost the air transhipment activity. A light industrial zone with modern factories will enable entrepreneurs to import materials, process these towards value addition and re-export promptly.
Phases 1 and 2 covering an area of has been completed , allowing existing cargo and freight operators to move into the new zone and start operations. The first operator in the new zone is expected to start operations before mid 2017.
New Control Tower
A new control tower will be built at SSRIA. This new landmark feature which will be 70 metres high, and one of the highest manmade structure in the country, will bring our airport to its next stage of development. The new tower will be constructed on a new location that will provide a better view on the existing and future aircraft manoeuvring areas. This will allow the future expansion, without any hindrance, of the terminal and airside infrastructure, while ensuring the highest level of safety for aircraft operations.
The construction works are expected to start before end of 2017, to be completed by begining of 2019.