Sats to operate second Saudi air cargo terminal
Sats Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of one of Asia’s leading providers of food solutions and gateway services, has won a 25-year cargo terminal concession in King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, which handles close to 40% of air cargo volume in the kingdom. The facility will be the second cargo operation in Saudi Arabia for Sats, after its first win in King Fahd International Airport in Dammam in 2016.
Construction will take place over two phases with the first phase expected to be completed in mid-2022. Upon full completion, this cargo terminal will have the capacity to handle up to 600,000 t of cargo annually. There will also be a purpose-built cold-chain facility for the special handling of temperature sensitive perishables and a dedicated lane for pharmaceutical products. (ah)