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KAIA construction commences: enormous investment in Saudi Arabia’s future


Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport’s (KAIA) USD7.2 billion upgrade was launched on 12-Jan-2011, marking the start of one of the most significant infrastructure investments in the Kingdom’s history, according to the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority. The KAIA project is not only an enormous investment in the region’s future, but also at the centre of a comprehensive 34-airport plan to overhaul the nation’s airport system. [1251 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • Hajj 2010 brings issues to the fore
  • KAIA's construction part of national economic strategy
  • KAIA plans a 'high-tech, hub of the region'
  • KAIA to keep Saudi Arabia in line with regional competitors

Graphs and data:

  • KAIA passenger traffic and year-on-year growth
  • Saudi Arabia international passenger traffic share - 2009
  • KAIA’s modernised, internal design
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