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Jeddah airport expansion 70% complete

The new facility will start operations by early 2016.
Airport, Jeddah, Saudi arabia, NEWS, Aviation

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About 70 percent of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) expansion project has been completed, announced Prince Fahd bin Abdullah, president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

The new facility will start operations by early 2016, said Prince Fahd.

"This is in line with GACA's 2020 strategy, which seeks to develop the Kingdom's 27 domestic, regional and international airports," he told Arab News, following a recent visit to the project site.

"GACA aims to expand the role of local and foreign companies in several projects, while enhancing safety and security standards.

"Our plans will meet the market needs for air traffic services in the Kingdom until 2040."

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