The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud inaugurated Hall No. 1 at New King Abdulaziz International Airport, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
King Salman toured the hall built on 810 square meters with a capacity of 30 million passengers per year, and attended a visual presentation of the main features of the new airport and another on civil aviation in the Kingdom.
The Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation Dr. Nabeel bin Mohamed Al Amoudi said the civil aviation sector in Saudi Arabia has recently achieved qualitative leaps and creative developments that have contributed to 4.6% of the GDP.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicators, the number of domestic and international airports I Saudi Arabia increased to 28.
As a result, the number of passengers increased, after being limited to 47 million passengers in 2010, reaching 74 million passengers in 2014 in four years.
According to SPA, the number jumped to about 100 million passengers in 2018.
Following the presentation, King Salman attended a visual display under the motto: The New World Upfront before officially inaugurating the airport.