According to Prince Mr. Khalid Al Faisal who is the ruler of Makkah and advisor of Custodian of the two holy Masjids. The Modern and upgraded airport of Jeddah will begin its trial services by the end of 2017.
The huge project, which will have luxurious and out class services, will be an example of main architectural and traditional revolutionary of Jeddah for all tourists and pilgrims coming to visit two holy masjids for Hajj and Umrah, Prince Faisal said in an inspection tour of Jeddah airport project on Monday.
Governer of Jeddah Prince Mishal and different main officials of the General Authorities of Civil Aviation, and the contractors of the project were also present their to accompany him.
The First part of the proect of airport will be finished in the end of 2016 and will begin receiving flights in the last of 2017 Prince Khalid told during his inspection.
Prince Faisal Said, “The airport will take us from third world to the Modern world in terms of High technology services and conveniences. The modern airport is will be a stuff of pride for the citizens of Saudi Arabia and particularly for the people of Jeddah and for the modern generation of Saudi Arabia.” He said, “Almost 86% of basic structure work for the tourists’ terminals, roads and bridges and support services are completed in new Jeddah airport.”
Meanwhile, General authorities of Civil Aviation have invited bids from some expert international organizations for the modern airport’s process. The operations of awarding the project will be finished in the middle of 2016, Said sources of GACA. More than 26,000 engineers and labors from 110 organizations with almost 2600 machinery, are working hard to finish the first part of the project.
With the accomplishment of the first part, the airport has the space to handle 30 mn tourists. The first part has the services of a terminal complex over 720,000 sq meters, permitting all the airlines to work under one roof. There are 46 gates for international and domestic flights and 94 air bridges to aid aircraft of various sizes.