Saudi Arabian Aviation Authority: We will establish two large airports with a capacity of 100 million passengers

The head of the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority, Abdulaziz Al-Duailej, confirmed that the authority intends, through its current strategy, to double the number of passengers to 330 million passengers by 2030.

Al-Duailej stated in an interview with Al-Arabiya that the authority aims to invest more than $ 100 billion in the sector by 2030.

He explained that the planned investments will be financed through the public and private sectors.

He indicated the creation of two large airports in Riyadh and Jeddah, with a capacity of 100 million passengers each, and the development of other local airports to support the tourist movement in the Kingdom.

The head of the authority added that the aviation strategy is one of the main enablers in the Vision of the Kingdom 2030 and supports many initiatives and programs.

Al-Duailej stressed that the strategy aims to return to its leading role in the aviation sector in Middle East.

He said the authority is targeting 250 stations in around the world by 2030, out of 100 stations currently.

The aviation sector’s contribution to GDP was expected to increase from the current $ 21 billion to over $ 75 billion in 2030, as well as create new jobs of 1.1 million direct jobs and two million jobs. indirect employment by 2030.

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