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Saudi Arabia unveils plan for new Riyadh airport

Saudi Arabia’s current airport in Riyadh does not see nearly the amount of traffic that Dubai and Doha do.
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Saudi Arabia released its plans for a new international airport in the capital Riyadh today. 

The King Salman International Airport will be a massive 57 square kilometers (22 square miles). The facility will be powered by renewable energy and include residential facilities, stores and six parallel runways, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. 

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