Saudi’s King Abdulaziz International Airport to open mid 2015

Saudi’s new King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah will open in the middle of 2015, with an increased capacity, a leading official has said.

Abdul Hamid Abul Ora, director of the airport, told Arab News: “The new airport will have a capacity of 30mn passengers in the first phase, 45mn in the second phase, and up to 80mn in the final phase.”

He said airport management were currently focusing on completing the first phase on schedule, Arab News reported.

Ora also confirmed plans to establish an air cargo village after the development of the new airport to cater for the nearly 20% annual growth in cargo.

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