Construction of a second terminal at Munich Airport has begun with work due to be completed in 2003, doubling capacity to around 40 million passengers a year. The new terminal will be occupied exclusively by Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners. The German flag carrier is contributing 40% of the project cost of around $1 billion. Work will start shortly on a new airport at Ras Sudr, on the Gulf of Suez coast of Egypt's Sinai Peninsular. It should become the nucleus of a new city to house 3 million people by 2017. The airport is being developed on a build-operate-transfer basis by the UK's Malicorp. Netherlands Airport Consultants (Naco) has been appointed to study a proposal for an air cargo village at Aden Airport in Yemen. The 186Ha (460 acre) village would be part of Aden's free zone and the client is the Yemen FreeZone Authority. Naco is already preparing a feasibility study for a new terminal building at Sana'a airport. Developers proposing to turn the former UK Royal Air Force base at Finningley in Yorkshire into a civil Doncaster/Finningley Airport hope to hear by July if planning permission will be granted. Various local operators, including Airtours and Britannia, have pledged support for the airport, which could be open as early as late 2001. The airport expects to be handling 2.3 million passengers annually by 2014.

Source: Flight International