Saudi Arabia plans new airport to serve Makkah pilgrims

International Airport planned for Taif.
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Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is planning to release a tender for firms to develop and operate a new international airport project planned for Taif, Reuters has revealed.

Quoting a spokesperson from the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), the report says that the new airport will serve pilgrims to Makkah, with the contract to be awarded in the first half of 2015.

The existing airport at Taif serves domestic flights.

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