RSG to Refurbish and Upgrade Al Wajh Airport

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Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer responsible for the ambitious regenerative tourism destinations, The Red Sea and Amaala, has unveiled its latest project in its expanding portfolio. RSG is taking on the task of refurbishing Al Wajh Airport (EJH), focusing on modernizing the airport to meet international standards.

The development at EJH involves upgrading the existing terminal and infrastructure, as well as constructing a new international terminal, with the design to be revealed at a later date. This initiative aims to facilitate more direct flights, enhancing connectivity and generating job opportunities for the local community. The renovated airport will also serve as a gateway for the Amaala destination, another project developed by RSG. Additionally, it will become a base of operations for Fly Red Sea, Saudi Arabia’s first seaplane company.

John Pagano, the Group CEO of Red Sea Global, expressed his pride in being chosen as the developer for this crucial project, emphasizing the importance of ensuring that Al Wajh is prepared to meet the needs of the growing local community.

This development is part of RSG’s broader efforts in the aviation sector. Last month, Red Sea International Airport (RSI), another project by RSG, welcomed its first domestic flight and now operates with a regular schedule. Furthermore, RSG is working on a second private airport in close proximity to The Red Sea and Amaala destinations.

As part of the modernization of EJH, four flights operated by SAUDIA will be transferred from EJH to RSI. Starting on October 29, these flights will arrive at RSI from RUH, with new flight schedules in place. RSI will also begin handling flights to and from King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah for the first time.

For passengers who have already booked flights to Al Wajh from October 29, their flights will be automatically redirected to RSI. To ensure a smooth transition, RSG is providing free shuttle services between RSI and Al Wajh Airport, as well as between RSI and Umluj.

Apart from its airport development, the first two hotels at The Red Sea and Amaala destinations are now accepting bookings. When fully completed in 2030, this destination will feature 50 resorts, providing up to 8,000 hotel rooms and over 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The project will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment options, food and beverage outlets, and leisure facilities.

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