Ministry of Transport & Communication

Design Architect

Larsen A&CE


COWI A/S/Denmark

Main Contractor




Scope of Work

Mesh, Aluminum cladding, Back painted glass, Water feature


Aluminum, Glass, Mesh


Salalah, Oman

Salalah International Airport

Project Summary

Salalah International Airport is the second largest airport in the Sultanate of Oman and is situated in the southern region of Dhofar, about 5km from Salalah‘s city center. The original Salalah Airport became operational in 1977 and was only handling domestic flights, with international flights being added in the early 2000s which contributed to a significant increase in the passenger traffic.

Principal consultant for the airport’s expansion was the joint venture between COWI, Larsen A&CE and Copenhagen Airports. Stage 1 of the expansion programme was completed in 2014 and has a GFA of 65,638m² featuring seven boarding bridges and 25 check-in counters.

The external appearance of the building is characterised by the lightweight roof and exposed steel structures which seemingly rest upon a solid base, comprising heavy column plinths and buttress walls, which are abstract representations of the unique regional architectural traditions.

Grankraft fabricated and installed the canopies at the check in counters and concourse. The scope of the stainless steel (grade 316) mesh had an overall area of 1000m².  The mesh spans between a stainless steel framework with a brushed finish that is cantilevered from the primary reinforced concrete structure. The metal mesh in this case was imported from Germany and Grankraft ensured the coordination of the mesh with our production units as well as its installation on site.