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Construction begins on new Jeddah airport

Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation has launched construction work to build the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Gazette has reported. Expected to increase the capacity of Jeddah airport to 30 million passengers a year, the project includes establishing four terminals totalling 670,000 sq m in area, 200 counters, a luggage system equipped with the latest security systems, 96 jet bridges, 47 gates, four first- and business-class lounges, a transportation centre with a Haramain Train station and a 133-metre high control tower, which will be the world's tallest.