THE Sultan Ismail International Airport in Johor is embarking on an expansion plan in anticipation of higher air traffic to the state in the coming years. This is expected to be completed around mid- to end-2009.
The airport's operator, Senai Airport Terminal Services, intends to extend the length of its runway from the existing 3.354km to 3.8km to accommodate bigger aircraft.
Also on the drawing board is a new taxiway. This will improve the turnaround time for aircraft landings and take-offs.
At the same time, runway lights and instruments for the landing system will be upgraded.
The airport operator said it would also increase the amount of retail space to bring in a wider variety of retail, f&b and lifestyle shops on the ground floor of the passenger terminal building.
Source : TTG
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