Saudi Arabia has launched the masterplan for the new Abha International Airport, increasing the passenger capacity to over 13 million annually, a tenfold increase from the current 1.5 million capacity.
The new Abha airport aims to embody a consistent architectural identity with the heritage of the Asir region, transforming it into a prominent landmark in the Kingdom.
Its terminal area will expand to 65,000 sq m in the first phase, which is targeted for completion by 2028, compared to the current 10,500 sq m of the existing airport. This expansion includes the construction of passenger boarding bridges, self-service facilities for streamlined travel procedures, and high-capacity parking facilities.
The design, reflecting the architectural identity of the Asir region, will offer a distinctive travel experience with high efficiency, ensuring seamless services for visitors and travellers.
The airport will be able to handle more than 90,000 flights per year, a significant increase from the current 30,000 flights. It will feature 20 gates, along with 41 check-in counters with seven new self-service check-in.