King Abdulaziz International Airport to become fully operational by Ramadan 2020

Three bridges have yet to be built at the new facility

The new King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah is expected to become fully operational by Ramadan 2020, according to Ibrahim Al-Ruasa from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

According to a report by the Saudi Gazette citing Al-Ruasa, the airport currently offers 27 destinations, with the number of departing and arriving flights at the airport reaching 4,900 with 654,000 passengers onboard. He stated that over 2.5m passengers have traveled via some 30,000 flights since operations of Terminal One began in May 2018.

Commenting on work that remains to be carried out, Al-Ruasa pointed out that three bridges must be built at the airport. Additionally, he confirmed that the private sector would soon operate Terminal One, with GACA carrying out the privatisation strategy.

Al-Ruasa noted that airport customers will now receive a 50% discount on parking tickets, if the fee is paid through self-service machines. The move is said to be a response to complaints over the introduction of a SAR 10 per hour fee.

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