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Saudi Arabia to develop three airport cities


Despite a recommendation that the Saudi Arabian Government should continue to focus on upgrading its airports, the country’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has come out in favour of plans to develop ‘airport cities’ at three main international airports. GACA’s decision is indicative of new thinking in the Kingdom towards privatisation. [1518 words]

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  • New airports planned in the Riyadh area, private sector - funded
  • Co-operation with the IFC paved the way
  • Corporatisation comes first
  • World class operators
  • Hints at a private sector solution

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  • Saudi Arabia city locator map
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