Jeddah Airports signs 5-year operational & logistic deal with Dublin Airport

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Jeddah Airports Company (JEDCO) and Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) have signed a five-year agreement for operational and logistic support at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. 

The agreement was signed by Mr. Ryyan Tarabzoni, CEO of Jeddah Airports Company and Mr. Dalton Philips, CEO of DAA, under the patronage of Saudi Minister of Transport and Logistics, Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.

The event was attended by the President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Mr. Abdul Al-Aziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej, Irish Ambassador to the Kingdom Mr. Gerard McCoy, CEO of Matarat Holding, Mr. Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Mowkley, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jeddah Airports Company, Mr. Raed Al-Mudayhim.

Under the agreement, DAA will support and cooperate with Jeddah Airports Company to achieve integration in the operational and commercial dealings at King Abdulaziz International Airport in addition to transferring global knowledge and expertise to national cadres working at the airport to upgrade the quality of services provided.

Dublin Company will work on developing the operational aspect in line with plans of Jeddah Airports Company to ensure a unique travel experience for passengers, achieve the highest standards of security, efficiency and operation and build strong alliances with employees, partners and investors to reflect a positive image of the Kingdom, according to the agreement.

DAA had developed credibility and a strong presence in Saudi Arabia over the past five years by managing and operating Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) Terminal 5. Recently, it was appointed as an operator at the Red Sea Airport, part of the Red Sea project, a world-first of type sustainable luxury tourism destination.

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