Saudi Arabia plans to set up vast new airport

 Wednesday, November 30, 2022 


In the capital city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is all prepared to build world’s one of the largest airports. It would be capable of managing 185 million passengers a year eventually. It’s a part of a push to invest $1 trillion to turn the country into a hot spot and uplift tourism.

On Monday, Saudi Arabia declared plans for a new airport in Riyadh. This project is intended to encourage fast growth in the capital as well as moving forward the ambitious aviation goals of the kingdom.

By 2030, the airport is set to have room for 120 million travellers and it would be able to accommodate 185 million travellers by 2050. This new airport will be named after King Salman, the 86-year-old ruler.

This was announced by his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the 37-year-old de facto ruler, as per the official Saudi Press Agency. SPA said that the airport project is in line with the vision of Saudi Arabia to change Riyadh to be among world’s top ten city economies and to help the development of the population of Riyadh to 15-20 million by 2030. At present, the current population of the city is less than eight million. The aviation goals of Saudi Arabia, part of Prince Mohammed’s wide-ranging “Vision 2030” reforms, comprise by the end of the decade, over tripling annual traffic to 330 million passengers.

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