This included the renewal of road access to the terminal and new structures to support both arrivals and departures. The second phase, which began last year, covers the expansion of the terminal and shopping and restaurant areas and greater and improved capacity for processing passengers through the security and passport control systems.
The aim of the renovation programme is to increase the airport's response capacity, going from the current 22 aircraft parking places to 33. This will provide the airport with the ability to handle 30 flights and 3,000 passengers per hour instead of the current 24 flights and 2,400 passengers per hour. In annual terms the goal is to increase the number of passengers processed from 6 million to 8 million passengers.