Saudi Arabia authorities have made the announcement for constructing an airport in Makkah for Hajj and Umrah. The new airport would be linked to the King Abdulaziz International Airport of Jeddah in unison with the General Authority of Civil Aviation—GACA.
The emir and advisor of Makkah—Prince Khaled Al-Faisal to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, announced during the ceremony of inking agreements and memoranda of cooperation for Al-Faisaliah project in the presence of the Deputy Emir of Makkah—Prince Badr Bin Sultan and the Minister of Finance—Muhammad Al-Jadaan.
Both signed the deal for allocating and investing the state-owned land within the boundaries of Al-Faisaliah project for the implementation of the airport project.
As per the Saudi media, Al-Faisaliah City project, which would be built on an area of 2,450 square kilometres, would be situated in the western part of Makkah, beginning from the Haram boundary and would be extending up to the Red Sea coast of Al-Shuaiba in the west.
The emir said that the project had been given approval by King Salman, adding that he has named the project Al-Faisaliah. Prince Khalid thanked the King, Al-Jadaan and the crown prince for their great interest in implementing the project.