New Abha International Airport masterplan announced

HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman just made the announcement…

Saudi Arabia’s been making big moves in stepping up its tourism game, and with the Abha International Airport masterplan just being announced, it’s safe to say that the Aseer region will soon be joining the long list of must-visit destinations in the Kingdom.

The new airport aims to have a consistent architectural identity in line with the heritage of the Aseer region and the new Soudah Peaks megaproject too. The terminal area will be expanded to 65,000 square meters, increasing the current 10,500 square meter area by six times.

The airport capacity is set to increase from 1.5 million to more than 13 million for a year, with the number of flights increasing significantly from 30,000 a year to 90,000 every year. We’ll also be seeing new passenger boarding bridges, self-service facilities, and high-capacity parking facilities.

Abha International Airport will now have 20 passenger gates, 41 check-in counters, and seven self-service counters, too. The new plan aims to enhance Saudi air transport infrastructure and become an incredible first stop for tourists to discover the new and improved destination. The first phase of the airport is set to be complete by 2028.

The development falls completely in line with Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to increase air connectivity to 250 destinations and transport 330 million passengers annually according to Arab News.

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