Crown prince launches Riyadh airport masterplan

29 November 2022
King Salman International airport aims to have a capacity of 120 million passengers a year by 2030

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has announced the masterplan for King Salman International airport in Riyadh. If completed on time in 2030, it will become the largest airport in the world in terms of passenger capacity.

The aim is for the airport to accommodate up to 120 million passengers by 2030 and 185 million passengers by 2050. For cargo, the goal is to process 3.5 million tonnes a year by 2050.

It will cover an area of about 57 square kilometres, allowing for six parallel runways, and will include the existing terminals at King Khalid International airport.

The project will also include 12 sq km of airport support facilities, residential and recreational facilities, retail outlets and other logistics real estate.

Saudi Arabia is targeting a $100bn investment in the transportation and logistics sector by 2030.

The kingdom plans to transport more than 300 million passengers and five million tonnes of goods, and create links with 250 destinations by the end of the decade.

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