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  • Friday, April 26, 2024 at 4:44 AM
    Last Update : Friday, April 26, 2024 at 4:44 AM

Saudi Arabia Reopens Al-Ahsa Airport after Expansion to Serve One Million Passengers Annually

(AWP) - Under the presence and patronage of the Governor of the Saudi Eastern Region, Prince Saud bin Nayef, al-Ahsa Governor Prince Saud bin Talal, and several Saudi aviation officials, al-Ahsa International Airport was reopened following development and refurbishing works that increased its capacity to serve up to one million passengers every year.

Mohammed al-Maghlouth, CEO of the Saudi Airports Holding Company (Matarat), said, “The capacity challenge has been overcome, and today the challenge before us is to work with carriers, whether national or foreign, to attract more airlines to al-Ahsa Airport, and thus increase direct routes to and from al-Ahsa.”

Mohammed al-Hassany, CEO of the Dammam Airports Company, said that the “infrastructure at al-Ahsa Airport has been improved to increase the airport’s capacity from 400,000 passengers per year to more than one million passengers. Of course, the infrastructure will help improve the passenger experience in the future and provide all the destinations the passenger needs.”

The total renovated area of the project exceeds 58,000 square metres of development and expansion, including two international terminals with a total area of 2,660 square metres with a mezzanine, in addition to ten gates for domestic and international departures and arrivals. The operational capacity of the check-in counters has risen to 12 platforms for international and domestic flights, which is an increase of over 40%.

Additionally, the number of passport control counters has doubled to 16 arrivals and departures.
The work also includes car parks that can now accommodate over 400 cars, with an area of over 18,000 square metres.