JCDecaux wins deal for 26 Saudi airports

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French advertising giant JCDecaux said on Saturday its Saudi subsidiary had won exclusive rights for advertising at all 26 airports in Saudi Arabia.

The 10-year contract was granted by the Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation to JCDecaux ATA, and includes the busy international airports in Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and Medina and 22 domestic terminals, the company said.

More than 45 million passengers passed through the airports in 2009, including 39.4 million in the four international airports, the company said.

Passenger traffic in the Middle East grew 7.1 percent in 2009, the fastest regional growth in the world, it said.

JCDecaux ATA is 60 percent-owned by the French company and 40 percent by Saudi partner ATA.

© 2010 AFP

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