Design plans for a revamped Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport shown to Prime Minister Saad Hariri by representatives of Dar Al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) (The Daily Star/ HO)
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Proposals to expand the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut will cost at least $200 million, representatives of Middle East Airlines and an Arab contractor and consulting firm told the prime minister Tuesday.During the meeting with Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) consultancy proposed a plan of action to develop and expand the airport to accommodate 10 million passengers a year. The study looked specifically at the period two months before the Christmas holiday until two months after New Year's Eve and stated that within the last three years, the airport experienced an annual increase of 7-15 percent in the number of flight arrivals.Over 1 million passengers passed through the airport in August 2017 .
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