Hugh Cameron
12 June 2024

Saudi Arabia is creating the world's largest airport as part of an ambitious plan to become a global travel hub.

Scheduled for completion at the end of the decade, the project is a keystone of Mohammed Bin Salman's ambitious Vision 2030 strategy to enhance his country's international appeal.

However, the Saudi Crown Prince's venture may encounter the delays that have marred other elements of Bin Salman's diversification program.

A masterplan for the airport was unveiled by the country's sovereign wealth fund, the PIF, in November 2022.

Built on the site on the existing King Khalid airport, Riyadh, the new airport will cover an area of around 34 square miles, comprising six parallel runways, residential and recreational facilities, as well as retail outlets.

[Read on: World's Largest Airport Under Construction in Saudi Arabia - Newsweek]

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