Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation Launches Airport Service Diploma Programme

Jeddah: The Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation, an affiliate of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), and in cooperation with King Abdulaziz University, has launched the “Airport Service Diploma” programme, with the participation of 130 male and female trainees who will be professionally and practically qualified to enable them to work at the Red Sea International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The launch of the programme comes on the sidelines of the partnership agreement concluded between the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation and the Red Sea Development Company, which comes within the framework of the Academy’s direction to develop its partnerships in the field of training because of the effective and influential role it plays in qualifying workers and raising the level of quality of services provided.

It also comes within the Academy’s responsibilities towards the localization of the civil aviation industry with human cadres of Saudi youth qualified with the latest technologies.

The Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation and the College of Tourism at King Abdulaziz University supervise the “Airport Service Diploma” programme, which lasts for two years and three months, and includes a programme dedicated to teaching English for a period of three months, and then the trainees will undergo vocational training for 18 months, and the diploma program concludes with a practical training for six months.

The Red Sea Development Company, which is implementing one of the most ambitious tourism projects in the world, had concluded a contract to design the airport for the Red Sea project with the British international company “Foster & Partners”.

The airport is expected to accommodate one million passengers annually. It will cater to domestic and international flights, with a total capacity of 900 passengers per hour, and the airport will have a sustainable, environmentally friendly design that simulates the beauty of the landscape surrounding its location, and embodies the vision of the Red Sea Project. This in line with the sustainable development goals set by the Red Sea Development Company, since the launch of the project.

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