Saudi Airports Welcome Over 12.5M Passengers During Ramadan And Eid; 18% Increase From Last Year

Large number of passengers arrive at Saudi airports during Ramadan and Eid holidays compared to last year.

by Shreya Rathod
Saudi Airports Welcome Over 12.5M Passengers During Ramadan And Eid; 18% Increase From Last Year

This year, Saudi Arabia airports witnessed a surge in the number of passengers and flights during the Ramadan and Eid holidays. In comparison to the same period last year, there were almost 12.5 million passengers. Further, it accounted for an 18 per cent increase in both flights and flyers!

Saudi Arabia Airports Welcome 12.5 Million Passengers During Ramadan & Eid

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Credits: King Khalid International Airport/ Website

The increase in air travel is indicative of a high degree of operational cooperation and efficiency between public and private organisations, which is consistent with their dedication to providing excellent customer service.

Over 86,000 regular and non-scheduled flights, both domestic and international, were operated by 100 airlines throughout Saudi Arabia during this time. With more than 5.38 million passengers, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah topped the list and became the busiest airport in the Kingdom. King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, which handled over 3.23 million passengers, was right behind it.

A total of 2.85 million passengers were hosted at Madinah’s Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport and other airports located throughout the Kingdom. 

The GACA President, Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej, emphasised that these accomplishments would not have been possible without the steadfast backing of Saudi Arabia’s ruling class. He emphasised the aviation industry’s critical role in promoting economic expansion, aiding in sustainable development, and realising the lofty objectives set forth in Saudi Vision 2030.

In addition, he highlighted the industry’s noteworthy advancements towards improving its reputation internationally and its role in social and economic advancement.

National Aviation Aims To Double The Capacity By 2030

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Credits: Madinah Airport/ Facebook

By 2030, the national aviation policy aims to double Saudi Arabia’s capacity and establish the country as a leader in the Middle East and worldwide. This vision is in line with larger goals to develop the aviation industry, which will lead to impressive advancements in a number of industries.

This surge in travel activity not only demonstrates the effectiveness and preparedness of Saudi Arabia’s airports but also emphasises the sector’s strategic relevance in achieving the country’s larger development objectives. 

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The Kingdom is well on its way to securing a prominent position in the global aviation industry and making a significant contribution to its socio-economic landscape with continued support and strategic planning.

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