Construction is now already underway, with the first 500 beds to be available by the end of this year. The facility will be entirely completed by March next year, according to the Wagners.
The UK-based air travel review site said its award was “the customers’ choice”, but the TWU said the decision was “beyond belief” and Hamad airport should have been disqualified.
The airport cited the impact of COVID-19 and the sudden shut-down of domestic borders through the second half of the reporting period, as it saw a 33 per cent drop in revenue compared to the same period last year.
The CEO of Melbourne Airport says the vaccine rollout needs to "increase significantly" as its July traffic numbers reported an 85.7 per cent drop compared to pre-pandemic levels.
The consortium of super funds eyeing the purchase of Sydney Airport have threatened to leave the negotiation table after the airport swiftly denied a revised bid on Monday.
Sydney Airport has again rejected a takeover bid, now worth $22.8 billion, arguing the revised offer “continues to undervalue” the company.