Broadening its horizons in Saudi Arabia, TAV Airports has been selected by the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to operate Qassim and Hail International Airports for 30 years, in partnership with Al Rajhi Holding Group.
President and CEO, TAV Airports, Sani Şener remarked on the news: “TAV has become one of the world’s highly-preferred brands thanks to the know-how acquired in airport construction and operation business. TAV’s success in the Madinah Airport project, which was the first airport privatisation project in Saudi Arabia, opened new doors in this country. In the last two months, TAV has been selected by the Civil Aviation Authority of Saudi Arabia for the development and operation of three more airports.
“With the addition of Qassim and Hail to our portfolio, the number of passengers in Saudi Arabia will increase to 10.5 million per annum; while the number of passengers at all airports abroad will reach 25 million,” he added.
Due to recent investment, the Qassim and Hail airports will reach a 6.5 million capacity per year. Last year, the airports welcomed approximately 2.5 million passengers.