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|21 February, 2018

Saudi Arabia terminates Jeddah airport concession agreement

The General Authority of Civil Aviation awarded the contract last April for a period of up to 20 years.

Image for illustrative purpose. Pilgrims queue upon their arrival at Jeddah airport November 10, 2009.

Image for illustrative purpose. Pilgrims queue upon their arrival at Jeddah airport November 10, 2009.

REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

RIYADH- Saudi Arabia's aviation authority has terminated a concession agreement with Singapore's Changi Airports International and Saudi Naval Services to operate the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation awarded the contract last April for a period of up to 20 years.

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(Reporting by Katie Paul; editing by Jason Neely) ((Katie.Paul@thomsonreuters.com;))