Faizel Patel - 07/01/2020
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia has announced the new King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah is expected to become fully operational ahead of the blessed month of Ramadan.
Saudi Gazette reports that flights at the airport has been increased with the number of departing and arriving flights reaching 4,900 with 654,000 passengers on board.
Gaca spokesman Ibrahim Al-Ruasa says over 2.5 million passengers have been transported on board 30,000 flights since the beginning of operation of Terminal One at the airport in May 2018.
He confirmed that the private sector would operate Terminal One soon in the new airport, within GACA’s endeavor to carry out the privatization strategy.
Al-Ruasa adds there is a plan in place to raise the operation capacity of the airport and improve passenger’s experiences.