Plans are afoot to complete the second stage of the second phase of BIA expansion project by 2016.
Accordingly, a new terminal which can handle six million passenger movements per annum will be built.
With this, the total passenger handling capacity at the BIA will increase to 12 million in the future. This new terminal will have the capability to provide facilities for arriving and departing passengers individually and it will also consist of 16 aerobridges with eight departure lounges and a pier.
In addition, the departure lounge will consist of hotels, duty free shops, restaurants, 52 airline service counters and 24 immigration counters. And the arrival lounge will consist of Custom counters, emigration counters and other amenities.
The main entrance and the main road leading to the airport will be modernized to address the congestion at the airport.