Bids for Jizan airport to be called for in July

Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation completes design process

Major airport expansions are taking flight in Saudi Arabia, such as at Jizan Regional Airport.
Major airport expansions are taking flight in Saudi Arabia, such as at Jizan Regional Airport.

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The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) will complete the design process for the new King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Jizan this month, and invite local and international companies to bid or the project in July, an official close to the project told Zawya.

The invitation to bid, or ITB, for the airport's construction will be issued "according to the rules", the official said on condition of anonymity.

The airport will have the capacity to handle up to 2.4 million passengers a year. The project includes construction of a control tower, air cargo zones, a passenger terminal complex and other facilities, according to the Zawya Projects Monitor.

Jizan Regional Airport is also known as the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Airport (IATA: GIZ, ICAO: OEGN).

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