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Saudi GACA transfers 7 destinations to new Jeddah terminal

jeddah_terminalThe General Civil Aviation Authority of Saudi Arabia (Gaca) has announced that five international and two domestic destinations will be moved to Terminal 1 at the new King AbdulAziz International Airport in Jeddah.
The domestic destinations are from Jeddah to Dammam and Qassim, whereas the international destinations are from Jeddah to Cairo, Beirut, Khartoum, Kuwait and Nairobi.

The transition will begin on 29 December and will bring to 42 the total number of domestic and foreign destinations moved to the new airport. The transition will increase gradually and the flight movement will be incremental to ensure high productivity in Terminal 1 service at the new airport, the authority said in a statement.

Gaca stated that the proposal for moving flights to Terminal 1 at the new King Abdulaziz International Airport was prepared in collaboration with Saudi Arabian Airlines and other national and international airlines. Terminal 1 has a total area of 810,000 square metres and an annual capacity of 30 million passengers. Up to 70 planes, including the Airbus A380 superjumbo jet, can be accommodated simultaneously. It is expected to be one of the world’s largest airports, with the long-term goal of handling more than 80 million passengers annually by 2035.