Algerian authorities are planning to build a new Terminal at the Houari Boumediene International Airport in the Algerian capital, Algiers. The initiative was motivated to keep up with the pace of soaring air traffic and passenger growth.
The new terminal is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. This project will cost just over $425 million and will be carried out by a Spanish construction company, Pointec, and its Algerian partner, BET Llewlyne BREA. The terminal will be divided into three areas: passenger terminal, parking for vehicles and traffic lanes. The passenger terminal will consist of a central building and a main pier. The terminal will also comprise of five levels which will consist of 120 check-in counters, 9 treadmills, 37 escalators, 54 lifts and 12 luggage carousels.
The new terminal, to be built on a 65-hectare area, will be able to accommodate up to 10 million passengers per year, in addition to giant aircrafts such as the Airbus A380.