Management contract extended at King Fahd International in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has extended its management services contract with Changi Airports International (CAI), a subsidiary of Changi Airport Group (CAG), for King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.

CAI has successfully provided management services at King Fahd Airport since 2008 and the latest extension will add a further seven months to the end of the contract. During this time, the partnership between CAI and GACA has achieved significant growth at the airport including an 80% increase in the terminal space available for concessions and more than doubling non-aeronautical revenues in the last few years.

Yousef Al-Dhahri, director general of King Fahd Airport, said, “King Fahd International Airport appreciates the contribution from our CAI colleagues and is glad to extend the management services agreement till June 2015. The close working relationship at management level has led to many new ideas and initiatives that have been positive for the airport. Together, we are confident that King Fahd Airport will meet its strategic development goals. GACA has supported the joint efforts and the traveling public can look forward to additional offerings in the coming year.”

Lim Liang Song, CEO of CAI, said, “We are proud of the achievements attained by King Fahd Airport through the sharing of CAI’s expertise. The close working relationship with GACA has enabled the airport to achieve even more than the targets in its business plan. We are confident that the airport, under the able leadership of Yousef Al-Dhahri and his senior team, will achieve its strategic goals and establish the pre-eminence of the airport in the region and contribute to Saudi Arabia’s aviation industry.”

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