Design, plans reviewed for $97.8m King Saud Airport project in Al-Aqiq.

The design and plans for King Saud Airport development project in Al-Aqiq, which is being developed with a project value of $97.8m (SAR367m) has been reviewed. The news comes amid Prince Hussam bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz, Al-Baha governor’s inspection visit to the site of the project, which is constructed on an area spanning 198,565m2.

According to Sultan Al-Ahmari, project director for the southern region of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in the kingdom, explained that the passenger terminal at the airport will cover 20,310m2 in area, and the aircraft parking and connecting roads will be built on 485,919m2 area.

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Al-Ahmari said that once the airport is being developed, it will have an annual operational capacity of one million passengers. It will also feature four passenger bridges, five gates for domestic departures, two gates for international departures, and seven concurrent aircraft stands for Category C.

Talking about the project, director of the Al-Baha airport, Faihan Al-Ghamdi said that the airport was first established in 1980 and commenced operations in 1982, featuring six aircraft stands, and a 3,350-metre-long runway.

The facility will also feature an external parking area that can accommodate 645 cars; other facilities at the airport include a power station, air conditioning, water tank and firefighting station.The project is expected to be completed on 24 May 2022.

Source: Construction Week Online

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