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02 May 2017

Changi Airports International-led consortium to operate and manage King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia

Singapore, 01 May 2017 – Changi Airports International (CAI)-led consortium has been selected by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to be the winning bidder for the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.

The CAI-led consortium will operate and manage KAIA over a 20-year concession.

Mr. Lim Liang Song, CEO of CAI said, “We would like to thank the GACA Board of Directors for their confidence and trust in CAI. This is testament to the strong partnership we have with GACA, from when we first started managing Dammam airport eight years ago. We look forward to developing KAIA into a world-class hub, to serve the residents and visitors of Jeddah and Saudi Arabia.”

KAIA is the main airport in Jeddah and the busiest in Saudi Arabia. The city is a main commercial centre for Saudi Arabia and the main gateway to Mecca.

CAI is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Changi Airport Group, which is responsible for the operation and management of Singapore Changi Airport, the most awarded airport in the world.


About Changi Airports International

Changi Airports International (CAI) is a leading consultant, manager and investor in the global aviation market. As a strategic partner, CAI designs integrated solutions that enable its clients and partners to fulfil their potential of being world-class airports.

CAI has extensive global experience that spans over 20 countries in four continents, and more than 50 airports, including Singapore Changi Airport. Some of its projects include Tom Jobim International Airport in Brazil, the very first aerotropolis in India, and four airports in Russia’s Krasnodar region, including Sochi airport. Most recently, CAI added Vladivostok International Airport in Russia’s Far East to its belt.

CAI is committed to being a valued partner in the global aviation market, creating airports of the future and delivering sustainable value to our partners and investee airports. CAI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Changi Airport Group. For more details, visit

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