The General Authority of CIvil Aviation (GACA
) has also obtained in advance bank guarantees from all the airlines that are contracted to ferry pilgrims so that fines could be imposed on defaulters.
The plan also includes a budget of SAR300 million ($79.99 million) for work on the Jazan Airport and SAR230 million ($61.3 million) on improving the Tabuk regional airport, according to the GACA
Al Khaibari said on Monday that GACA
has identified two separate locations at KAIA in which the private sector can build five-star hotels, shopping malls, residential buildings, recreation centres, tourist facilities, exhibition centres, business offices, and aviation-related factories to complement the activities of the airport.
Addressing a recent forum on "Financing aviation sector in the Kingdom," in Jeddah he said that the project for developing Prince Muhammad bin Abdul Aziz Airport of Madinah is the first instance of partnership between GACA
and the private sector.
has applied certain technical solutions to ensure the smooth flow of pilgrims.
More than 500,000 passengers participated in the GACA
survey, according to which the overall satisfaction rate stood at 74 percent, the same level as in the previous month.
Under the program, which began in 2015, some 150 men and women will be trained and qualified to take up leading administrative jobs in GACA
's various sectors and airports.
sectors and airports will gradually undergo similar processes, the source said.
According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), GACA
had received bids from a total of 14 companies and decided, after thorough study, that the offers of Gulf Air and partners and Qatar Airways were the best.
In his remarks as Chairman of the GACA
, Mushahid thanked Anwar Saifullah Khan for his tremendous contributions and support during his tenure as Chairman.
"Tenders, which are scheduled to be floated in May, will be received until the end of October this year and the final contract will be awarded to the successful bidder most probably by December 2010," according to a source at GACA