Airports

Saudi airport tender may be issued in May

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) will issue an airport tender for KSA’s first privately-owned airport in Medina in May, it was learnt on Wednesday. The winner will operate the airport, which will have a capacity of eight million passengers a year, for not less than 25 years, Alaa Samman, General Manger of Business Development for Domestic Airports at GACA told reporters.

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