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Saudi Crown Prince reveals plans for World’s Largest Airport

Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister, President of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, and Chairman of the Public Investment Fund, HRH Mohammed Bin Salman announced the launch of the master plan for King Salman International Airport, to make Riyadh a gateway to the world, a global destination for transport, trade, and tourism, and a bridge connecting East and West.


The upcoming airport will contribute to supporting the Kingdom’s plans for Riyadh to be among the ten largest city economies in the world. It will also help keep pace with the continuous growth in the population of the capital, Riyadh, which aims to reach between 15 and 20 million people by 2030.


King Salman Airport will be one of the largest airports in the world and will extend over an area of ​​approximately 57 km², which includes the current terminals under the name of King Khalid Terminals, 6 runways, in addition to 12 km² of support facilities, residential and entertainment assets, shops, and many other airports. Logistics facilities.


The airport will increase its capacity to reach 120 million passengers by 2030.


It also aims to reach 185 million passengers and transport 3.5 million tons of cargo by 2050.


Residential, recreational, and commercial facilities will be developed according to the latest innovations. These will provide a unique travel experience with smooth, efficient, and effective services for visitors and travelers.


King Salman International Airport places sustainability among its top priorities. It aims to obtain LEED Platinum certification for sustainable projects. The project will be powered by renewable energy resources.


The announcement of the master plan for King Salman International Airport comes in line with the strategy of the Public Investment Fund. This fund focuses on unlocking the potential of promising sectors, real estate projects, and infrastructure development projects locally.


The scheme is in line with the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services and the National Initiative for Global Supply Chains. It also supports the Kingdom’s efforts to diversify its economy.


The project is expected to contribute about SAR 27 billion annually to the non-oil gross domestic product, and to create 103,000 direct and indirect job opportunities to contribute to achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

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