JEDDAHKing Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah will localize more than 1,500 jobs at foreign airlines and ground service companies operating at the airport, Madinah Arabic newspaper reported on Saturday.

Director General of Jeddah airport Eng. Abdullah Al-Raimi called on all companies working at the airport to quickly replace foreign workers with Saudis in jobs limited to citizens.

A memo to this effect was recently circulated to all companies and operators at the airport.