First in­ter­na­tional flights take-off from Jed­dah’s new air­port

The new King Ab­dul Aziz In­ter­na­tional Air­port is one of the world’s largest

Aviation Business - - CONTENTS -

The first in­ter­na­tional flights de­parted from Jed­dah’s new King Ab­dul Aziz In­ter­na­tional Air­port for Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Mus­cat on Fri­day, Au­gust 9.

The flights were des­tined for two air­ports in the Gulf, with Saudi Ara­bian Air­lines tak­ing off from Ter­mi­nal 1 bound for Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. These will both go on to be daily ser­vices.

A third flight to Mus­cat, Oman, started on Satur­day (Au­gust 10), with an av­er­age of four ser­vices a week, ac­cord­ing to the Gen­eral Au­thor­ity of Civil Avi­a­tion.

The 800,000-m2 trans­porta­tion hub is ex­pected to at­tract more than 30 mil­lion vis­i­tors an­nu­ally to Saudi Ara­bia’s Western re­gion, most of them Hajj and Um­rah pas­sen­gers.

The new air­port is one of the largest of its kind in the world and one of the most sig­nif­i­cant in­fra­struc­ture projects in Saudi Vi­sion 2030. It will serve as a cen­tral hub for tourism, trans­porta­tion and economic de­vel­op­ment to strengthen the con­nec­tion be­tween the Western re­gion and the rest of the world. The air­port is the gate­way for Hajj and Um­rah pil­grims to the

Holy Mosque in Makkah and home to the world’s fourth largest ter­mi­nal: the Hajj ter­mi­nal, 510,000 m2 in size.

Hara­main High Speed Rail con­nects KAIA to Mad­ina and Makkah

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.