Coordination key for Jeddah airport expansion
2012-03-20 - AMEinfo.com | Saudi Arabia | Latest News - Saudi Arabia: The governor of the Holy City of Mecca, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has urged the Saudi government to make necessary preparations prior to shifting to the new King Abdulaziz International Airport by the end of 2014, Arab News has reported. "Emphasis should be given to make available a sufficient number of qualified hands for the airport's operation and give them training before they work at the new airport," he said. The current capacity for the airport stands at 17 million passengers. The new airport's annual capacity will rise to 30 million passengers when the first phase of the project is completed within the 36-month contract period. The capacity will further increase to 40 million and then 80 million passengers when the second and third phases of the project are completed in 2025 and 2035 respectively.  

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