Passenger Traffic in Saudi Airports Surges by 25% in Ramadan, Eid Al-Fitr Holiday to 11.5 Million Travelers

More than 11.5 million passengers traveled from and to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s airports during Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr holiday for 2023, up by 25 percent from the same period last year, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) announced.

The Saudi airports welcomed passengers under the slogan “serving you is an honor,” GACA said, adding that operational integration between the government and private bodies has been reflected on the ground through the surge in passenger traffic.

Through this period, Saudi airports launched more than 80,000 flights.

King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah served the highest number of travelers among the Saudi airports, with 4.4 million passengers, followed by King Khalid International Airport, which welcomed 3 million travelers.

Meanwhile, Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport and Dammam Airports Company served around a million passengers each. At the same time, the rest of the numbers were distributed unevenly on Cluster2 OpCo’s airports by the operational efficiency of each airport.

These achievements were made thanks to the unlimited support and great importance attached by the wise leadership of the civil aviation sector as a primary driver of economic growth. In light of its broad impact on achieving sustainable development, President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej stressed.

Al-Duailej also shed light on civil aviation’s reliable contribution to achieving Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and upgrading the air transport system, which helped achieve record numbers in economic and social development.

He also highlighted the pioneering global presence at various levels in this regard, which is compatible with the objectives of the national strategy for the aviation sector.

Source: Saudi Press Agency