27-Jan-2011 11:44 AM

Saudi Arabia to invest USD240m to develop three airports

Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced plans to develop three airports in Qassim, Abha and Al-Jouf with an investment of SAR900 million (USD240 million) (Arab News, 26-Jan-2011). GACA added that it is also renovating the runways of seven domestic airports. Meanwhile, Prince Abdul Majeed Airport in Al-Ula would be opened shortly while Tabuk Regional Airport will be opened in 2Q2011 followed by Najran Regional Airport in 2Q2011.