The Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) has said the new expansion plan for Riyadh's King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) is aimed at increasing its capacity from 12 million to 35 million, Arab News has reported. The project, which includes construction of a new terminal (No. 5) and development of an existing closed terminal (No. 4), will be completed in five years, said GACA spokesman, Khaled Al-Khaibary. The regulator plans to privatise the airport, which will "operate independently from GACA on the basis of competitive standards to extend better services to customers including passengers and airlines," said Al-Khaibary.