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First phase of new Saudi airport nearly ready

The new airport would have a capacity to handle as many as 92 aircraft at a time

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The first phase of the construction of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport will be completed soon at a cost of SR27 billion.

Faisal Bin Hamad Al-Suqair, deputy chairman of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), told Okaz/Saudi Gazette that when completed the airport will have 46 gates and serve about 30 million passengers annually.

He said the new airport would have a capacity to handle as many as 92 aircraft at a time.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on Jan 23, 2014.