TYPSA presented the tentative new expansion design for Lahore International Airport to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the country’s airport authorities at the beginning of September 2016.
The design, which was commissioned by the Pakistani government earlier in the year, will allow the current Lahore airport to increase its annual handling capacity from 4.5 million passengers to over 25 million passengers. The new building will have a gross floor area of 325,000 square metres with thirty-one boarding bridges, while the aircraft parking apron and taxiways will be extended by 310,000 square metres. A new underground multi-storey car park and a new air cargo terminal area will also be built and the current accesses will be restructured to cope with the required capacity.
TYPSA also presented a design proposal allowing for a possible increase to 35 million passengers a year, including a new runway, expansion of the terminal area, new access roads and a link to the new Lahore metro Purple Line.