Yemenia gets improvements for YR 1.8 billion [Archives:2005/816/Local News]

February 14 2005

Air Yemenia is in the process of completing the first phase of its plan to improve the ground services for the passengers, airplanes, and cargo services in the airports of Yemen.

The work to be carried out by the company involves international companies and the purchase of modern equipment worth about YR 1.8 billion YR one billion eight hundred million, according to Air Yemenia chairman Abdul Khaleq Saleh al-Qadhi,

It's to improve services rendered in Sana'a and Aden international airports, plus Sey'un, al-Mukalla (Rayyan), Taiz and Hodeidah airports.

Phase I of the plan, worth YR 1.2 billion, is expected to be achieved in June and involves items such as buses, passengers staircases, instruments, luggage loading and carrying carts, power generators, air-starter instruments, supplies wagons, cleaning equipment.

Phase II of the same project starting in July will be finished by the end of 2005, at a value reaching to YR 600 million.