As a building of major regional importance, Salalah Airport will express a new identity for the Dhofar Region and its capital city, Salalah, A lightweight roof form complemented by exposed steel structures and transparent glass walls symbolizes a contemporary new identity. This dynamic form rests upon a solid base, comprising of heavy column plinths and buttress walls, which are abstract representations of the unique regional architectural traditions. Salalah Airport is set within lush gardens of Flame and Frankincense tress and Coconut palms representing the distinctive landscape of the Dhofar Region.

Salalah Airport is designed as a " state of the art:, passenger friendly airport, equipped to provide IATA Level Service A, and catering to 2 million passengers annually, with the possibility of growth up to 10 million. The first phase, which will serve projected requirements up to 2037, - has positions for 4 Type E air crafts (B747 or similar) or 6 Type C air crafts (A320 or similar), served by passenger boarding bridges plus 2 remote parking positions. The airport's existing runway will be widened and lengthened to rural area accommodate the A 380's as well as equipped with a new parallel taxiway to the north. The annual cargo capacity will be 100,000 tonnes including sea-air cargo (with provision for expansion up to 200,000 tonnes), parking for 1,900 vehicles at the passenger Terminal and 370 vehicle at the cargo terminal, and a total floor area of 87,000 square meters of which the passenger Terminal Building will comprise 65,000 square meters. This is a Joint Venture Project with Cowi A/S/Denmark. Larsen A&CE is responsible for all architectural and master planning work, whilst Cowi A/S is responsible for the engineering and airport planning work.

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