Saudi Arabia will expand Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah in a project worth $2.4bn.
The new terminal at the Madinah airport will have the capacity to manage 12 million passengers annually, reports Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper.
The airport currently has the capacity to manage three million passengers a year.
Madinah Airport draws about five million pilgrims a year and the airport upgrade is just one of several contracts awarded to enhance pilgrim transport infrastructure.
The contract encompasses a high-speed rail section that connects Makkah and Jeddah, the main entry point for pilgrims.
The new airport terminal is expected to be complete by 2013.