The General Authority of Civil Aviation is accelerating efforts to build a modern, state-of-the-art airport in the Red Sea coastal city of Jazan.
The airport will be named after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah. The authorities held a technical presentation yesterday for interested local and international contractors. The new airport will be built on an area of 52,000 square meters and have the capacity to handle up to 2.4 million passengers a year.
The facility will include a three-story passenger terminal, a control tower, air cargo zones and other facilities. The terminal will have 10 gates and a VIP lounge.
The airport will be located 30 km away from Jazan Economic City. The existing airport will be closed when the new one opens.