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AEROPORTS DE PARIS WINS TUNISIAN AIRPORT DEAL.

Aeroports de Paris (ADP) has won a contract worth 11.9 million Dinars (Euro 9.48 million) for the study of an airport in the Enfidha region, nearly 100 kilometres South of Tunis, Tunisian aviation officials said on January 4. The new airport, which would cost an estimated 300 million Dinars, would be operational by June 2004 and would have a capacity of 5 million passengers a year at a first stage and up to 30 million passengers at a later stage, an official at Tunisia Civil Aviation Authority (OACA) said. The airport construction was made necessary because the Tunis-Carthage and Monastir-Skanes airports would reach saturation point soon, officials said. The planned coastal Enfidha airport would serve mainly the Hammamet and Sousse resorts. Passenger traffic was 3.434 million at Tunis-Carthage and 3.087 million at Monastir-Skanes in 1998, out of a total 8.831 million passengers in the country's six airports. Tunisia is an important Mediterranean tourist destination with about five million tourist arrivals in 1999, mainly by air route. The contract for the study was signed on January 3 in Tunis by ADP's Chairman Yves Cousquer and OACA's General-Manager Habib Allegue.

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