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    Single permit granted for Charleroi airport terminal extension


    On Tuesday, a spokesperson for Charleroi Airport (BSCA) announced that on December 16th the airport had finally been granted the single permit it had requested from the Walloon Region for the expansion of its terminal and parking areas. The work, part of the airport master plan, is expected to cost between 80 and 100 million euros. The extensions covered by this single permit should increase the airport’s surface area from 30,000 to 64,000 square metres.  The number of check-in desks should go up from 25 to 44 and gates will increase in number from 11 to 22. The airport also plans an increase in the number of security gates. All these changes will improve passenger comfort as they travel through the terminal, said the BSCA spokesperson.

    In the past, the airport, opened in January 2008, has been the subject of complaints by airport officials for their cramped working conditions.

    The investment required for the work is still approximate – 80 to 100 million euros which, according to the spokesperson, will come from their equity capital, as planned. The spokesperson was not able to indicate when the work would begin.

    Oscar Schneider (Source: Belga)