daa International has been given a five-year management contract for King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, following a very competitive tender process. Working in partnership with JEDCO, daa International will manage and advise on operations and non-aeronautical revenue and facilities management.
Over the past few years, daa’s international subsidiary has built a reputation and a significant presence in Saudi Arabia by managing and running Terminal 5 at Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) and, more recently, being appointed airport operator at the Red Sea Airport.
The company will eventually employ 45 staff in Jeddah
The latter is part of an ambitious Red Sea project, a first of its type, based on the creation of a sustainable luxury tourism destination.
According to daa International, the company will eventually employ 45 staff in Jeddah, who will seamlessly integrate into the JEDCO team, fostering a common knowledge transfer culture and collaborating to grow KAIA into one of the world’s leading hub airports.
“Jeddah Airport forms one of the cornerstones of the Saudi Arabian 2030 aviation vision”
Nicholas Cole, Chief Executive of daa International, said: “Jeddah Airport forms one of the cornerstones of the Saudi Arabian 2030 aviation vision and is the international gateway to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.”