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June 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Attorney General and Minister for Trade Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum addresses the media on airport renovations in Suva yesterday. Photo: Avikash Chand.
Attorney General and Minister for Trade Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum addresses the media on airport renovations in Suva yesterday. Photo: Avikash Chand.

After the renovation of Nadi International airport, there will be a whole new shopping experience for tourists, says Attorney General and Minister for Trade Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

After the government implemented the Airports (Development and Modernisation) Decree 2012, there are numbers of objectives that has been laid out by Airport Fiji Limited (AFL) in respect to the future of Nadi airport and other airport in the AFL network.

Speaking at the handing over of AFL Dividends cheque to the government yesterday, Sayed-Khaiyum said the expansion of the retail space and offerings of the various facilities within the airport is something which a modern airport should offer.

“In the decree AFL needs to carry out the modernization of the airport for a year. That is a range of shops and concessionaires,” said Sayed-Khaiyum.

He said the various concession that are in place needs to be reviewed that AFL is an entity that needs to get the right pricing for those concessions.

“Its part of Bainimarama’s government to objectives o ensure that there is better services throughout the airport around Fiji.”

He said there is a lot of work being carried at in the background in respect to access to land, the access to better managing by way the runway lighting and landing light etc so bigger and better aircraft can land in Nausori International airport.

“A part mandate of AFL is to look after and improve the services to other islands airports in which include Labasa taveuni, Kadavu and in the Lau groups and Rotuma.

The government is providing various funding to assist AFL to improve service into these outer islands because the government wants all Fijians to have needs better access to air and sea travel.

AFL chairman Adrian Sofield said they plan to initially upgrade the runway to safety standards as it is known for many years that it is not into its safety standard.

Sofield said they will also focus on a shift to an extensive upgrade of the Nadi passenger terminal to improve commercial revenues, passengers’ facilities and processing areas.

“Once standard lifted, we are going to invite more international flights to Nausori,” said Sofield.

 At the moment, Air Pacific will not accommodate the Nausori –Sydney route because they have to carry extra fuel and the Nausori airport is not economic for them.

“Once, we improve and increase the runway, the flights can be considered.”

He said for now, Nausori can handle smaller aircrafts at the moment and can be inconvenient at times and they are on the road for improvement.

Sofield said the airport will go through a major redevelopment for 10 years with nearly $60 million earmarked for new investment.

The development is divided into three phases with phase one targeted for completion in 2015.

The first phase will see runway and strip strengthening, second phase to focus on terminal building redevelopment and last phase will be a run extension.

By Ropate Valemei








 

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