Private jet terminal to be built at Sharjah airport
Originally published in Khaleej Times (link below)
Project spreads over more than 40,000 sqm at an investment of over Dh110 million
The Sharjah Airport Authority signed two commercial agreements with Gama Support Services, the first of which is to build and operate a new private jet terminal by Gama at Sharjah International Airport with an investment of over Dh110 million, while and the second granting Gama the right to provide ground handling services to business jet owners, business jets and crew members at the terminal.
Ali Salim Al Midfa, chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority and Richard Lineveldt, general manager of Gama Support Services, signed the two agreements, in the presence of senior officials from both organisations. The new project, which will be constructed and operated by Gama will contribute in developing the private jet and business aviation industry in Sharjah.
The project spreads over more than 40,000 sqm and comprises two private jet hangars with a capacity of two large BBJs each and a state-of-the-art terminal for business jet owners and crew members, where it will include resting areas and lounges, in addition to duty free shops, equipped with the latest technologies to expedite the passport control and customs procedures.
Al Midfa said: “The new project will allow the owners to travel in a luxurious and convenient manner, contributing to the economy of the emirate of Sharjah and the UAE simultaneously.”