New transport Strategy Calls for Expansion of 90% of Regional Airports in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH — Around 90 percent of regional airports in the Kingdom need to be expanded, according to the new National Transport and Logistics Strategy, which was recently approved by the Cabinet.

The strategy focuses on improving the quality of life in Saudi cities by achieving key targets, including further enhancing road and air connectivity.

According to an analysis done by Okaz/Saudi Gazette, the strategy emphasized that four out of the Kingdom’s six international airports need to be expanded.

It also proposed the establishment of two global hubs so as to accommodate a total of 207 million passengers, and these include the new King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh with a plan to accommodate annually 93 million passengers and the new King Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah accommodating 114 million passengers by the year 2030.

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