GACA approves King Khalid International Airport's expansion plan

Published 23 Dec 2009
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GACA approves King Khalid International Airport's expansion plan
Riyadh ( SPA) - The Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General, as well as Chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Civil Aviation General Authority, presided over yesterday the 7th meeting of the board for the year 1430H.
The board of directors of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) on Monday approved the expansion plan for King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. The project’s first phase will increase the airport’s annual capacity to 25 million passengers. The meeting also approved the results of the technical and financial qualification process for media and advertising activities at Saudi airports.
Before the meeting, Prince Sultan saw models of the project and attended an illustrated presentation by Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, and Abdullah Rehaimi, president of the GACA.
“The project includes developing the airport commercially. It will also improve services to passengers and create more jobs for Saudis,” he added. The meeting approved the establishment of an independent office to investigate flight accidents under the supervision of GACA’s board.
The meeting approved GACA’s distribution of flights among national airlines and urged the authority to set out an executive mechanism for this purpose. A meeting of national airlines will also be organized for this.
The board decided to set out a bylaw for collecting commissions without leaving the matter for unauthorized assumptions.

Last Modified Date: 10/02/2013 - 4:11 PM Saudi Arabia Time


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