GACA Chief: All 22 Saudi airports will transfer to Matarat Co. in 2022

JEDDAH — Abdulaziz Al-Duailej, president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), said that all the remaining 22 airports in the Kingdom are expected to be transferred to the Matarat Holding Company, a subsidiary of GACA, during the year 2022.

He confirmed that the privatization of airports is proceeding at a rapid pace. There are a total of 35 international, regional, and local airports in the Kingdom.

Al-Duailej said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the expansion of the new station of Saudi Logistics Services Company (SAL), a member of the Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, at King Abdulaziz International Airport here on Monday. Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, minister of transport and logistics, was also present on the occasion, Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper reported.

“Privatization is being implemented vigorously in the Kingdom as we have put Abha airport on the path of privatization and it is in the final technical and economic studies. Similar is the case of Taif and Qassim airports, all of which are among the projects proposed for privatization,” the GACA chief said.

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