Saudi Arabia: Taif Airport to be completed by 2020

Spread over an area of 4,800ha, Taif airport will have the capacity to handle five million passengers a year once completed

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Work on Saudi Arabia's new Taif International Airport will start in February 2017, to meet its scheduled completion by the beginning of 2020.

Makkah Governor, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who is also the adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, said the airport would be the first mega project of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 to be completed in the Makkah province, according to Saudi Gazette.

Al-Faisal said: “The Taif International Airport will be no more a dream. It will become a reality as work on the project will start in 68 days and the airport will be ready by the beginning of 2020.”

Plans for a new airport in Taif were first revealed in 2014, but not much progress has been made since then.

Spread over an area of 4,800ha, Taif airport will have the capacity to handle five million passengers a year once completed.

Al-Faisal added: “All these projects have passed their design phases and now started the phase of actual implementation.”

 

 

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