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Biddings start for second cargo operator’s license at Riyadh airport

by December 22, 2016 General

Riyadh Airports Company (RAC) announced the start of the bidding for the second cargo operator’s license at King Khalid International Airport. The bidding process for the license comes within the efforts of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and RAC to improve the level of services, open the door for foreign investments and achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
Director of the Cargo Concessions Department for the Kingdom’s airports, Abdulrahman Al-Mubarak, said that all meetings for the second cargo operator’s license have concluded at King Khalid International Airport, adding that the competitive submission will start in February next year. “This will allow enough time for all joint-stock companies to submit their offerings, where we will choose the best offer available,” he said. He went on to emphasize GACA’s constant pursuit to improve shipping services and achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, in order to propel the Kingdom’s ranking in the field of quality logistics services to the top 25 worldwide.
He pointed out that the cargo village at King Khalid International Airport will provide world class logistics services, in accordance with Vision 2030. This is a leading step toward the future, especially since the bidding is open to all international air cargo handling companies. He pointed out that this will raise the quality service level and provide alternative solutions to the public, in addition to providing job opportunities for all citizens.
GACA has launched many investment opportunities at King Fahad International Airport, where a submission and a bid was awarded for the second and third phase of air cargo village at Dammam airport. The second cargo operator license was awarded to Singapore Airport Service Company (SASC), in addition to a bond and re-export area, which was won by Eastern Gate Company.