Deemed to be one of the most significant developmental projects for Jeddah and Makkah region, the New Jeddah Airport to facilitate 30 million annual passengers will have its first stage completed with the dawn of 2014 and its fully operation services will be initiated in the year 2015.

Working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, consuming the services of 2600 equipments and tools besides the untiring efforts of 24 thousand people who have been assigned different labor tasks under the keen management of 100 enthusiastic contractors, collectively the new airport has achieved 45% of its completion.

The mission statement of the project as highlighted in the official website of Jeddah Airport: “The mission of the new KAIA project is to become an intermodal hub to promote the economic spirit of the country, to support the national air transportation system and to enhance service as the gateway to the region. To fulfill this mission, the airport will provide quality facilities to its passengers, tenants and operators in an efficient, financially sound and environmentally responsible manner.”

On Monday, 27th of May, the Governor of Makkah region, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Bin Abdulaziz, inspected the project site and the new KAIA Media Center. He was briefed there by the General Supervisor about the developmental process of the project and the services that shall be offered to the passengers at different stages. He appreciated the persistent efforts of the entire team involved and expressed his gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, for this great project.

In the press conference held during the event, talking about the budget and infrastructure of the new airport, Prince Khalid said: “SR. 27 billion is assigned to fund the first stage which includes infrastructure for the first and second stage. The main elements of the project include 46 contact gates, 94 boarding bridges.”