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Full steam ahead for Saudi Arabian airport developments


Saudi Arabian Government plans to heavily invest in constructing new airports in the kingdom, while also expanding existing airports over the next decade. General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) stated it plans to invest USD10 billion-20 billion developing and upgrading airports by 2020, with private companies to contribute as much as USD10 billion to the projects. [2549 words]

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  • Jeddah Airport suffers operational delays
  • First phase of expansion due in 2012
  • GACA invites bids for new Medina International Airport
  • New airports to be constructed in Jazan and Taif
  • Dammam and Riyadh introduce e-gate system
  • GACA awards maintenance contracts for 24 airports

Graphs and data:

  • Saudi Arabian airport traffic: 1999-2008
  • Jeddah King Abdul Aziz International Airport passenger numbers: 1998-2008
  • Jeddah King Abdul Aziz International Airport passenger growth (% change year-on-year): 1998-2008
  • Jeddah new services: 2010
  • Jeddah KAIA capacity share (%) by carrier
  • Medina Prince Mohammed Bin Abdel-Aziz Airport capacity share by carrier
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