The Saudi Council of Ministers directed the Supervisory Committee for Privatization in the Transport Sector to complete the legal procedures needed to re-launch and award the new Taif International Airport project in collaboration with the private sector.
The project was reintroduced after the Council voted to end the contract with the authorities in charge of building, transferring, and running the airport.
It was planned to start implementing the project on January 1, 2017, but its implementation faced many obstacles
After all phases of the new Taif International Airport project are completed, the terminal complex will have a capacity of 6 million passengers per year, with 1.5 million passengers per year for the Hajj and Umrah hall.
The new Taif airport project is designed to accommodate the new generation of giant aircraft, such as (A380),
It will also provide a large number of investment opportunities for the private sector, inside and outside the travel hall complex.
It will also help the airport to integrate with other economic sectors whose strong growth requires the availability of an international airport with the targeted features.