The milestone, which increases the airport’s annual capacity from 100,000 to 400,000 passengers, was announced on Friday by The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), in collaboration with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA),
The project is a key component of the commission’s strategy to position the city as a major tourism destination and logistics hub. The improvements include the renovation of the main terminal building, the expansion of the airport apron to add four large aircraft stands and six smaller ones, and an additional 150,000 square meters of taxiways, including two additional connections to the runway.
In addition, a VIP lounge terminal has been built using local materials and a design that reflects the picturesque environment of AlUla and its rich heritage. It also includes a range of other amenities to improve the overall passenger experience.