KING ABDULAZIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT , Middle East’s most talked about airport is set to open in mid of year 2017. According to reports , first phase or the 80% of the work has been completed and the airport will be ready for operation by 2017. The new airport can handle 30 million passengers at a single time. It will be one of its kind airport with 720,000sqm terminal will have 46 gates to handle the growing rush of air passengers in the region.
The Airport will have five business lounges and 28000 sqm of retail , f/b space. The airport will also have a mosque which will be able to hold 3000 worshipper. Among other features the airport will have a 120 room four star hotel , a railway station and parking facilities to hold upto 2,36,000 cars.
The second phase of the development will raise the capacity to 55 million passengers while the final phase can accommodate more than 80 million passengers.