Saudi Airports Witnessed 12.5 Million Passengers During Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr

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During Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, Saudi Arabia's airports witnessed a significant surge in traveler numbers, totaling more than 12.5 million individuals, as reported by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

This notable achievement was underpinned by a commendable level of efficiency and collaborative operational efforts between governmental bodies and private entities. A striking 18 percent increase in both flight frequencies and passenger volumes was observed compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.

Across the Kingdom's various airports, a staggering tally of over 86,000 domestic and international flights, encompassing both scheduled and non-scheduled services, were executed by a diverse array of 100 airlines. Notably, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah emerged as the primary hub, accommodating a staggering figure of 5.38 million travelers. Following closely, King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh hosted approximately 3.23 million passengers.

Moreover, Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah played a significant role, serving around 1.04 million passengers during this period. The collective efforts of the remaining airports across the Kingdom culminated in facilitating the travel needs of an additional 2.85 million passengers. It's essential to underscore that the furnished statistics encapsulate both arrivals and departures, providing a comprehensive overview of the aviation landscape during this bustling period.

The robust performance of Saudi Arabia's aviation sector during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr underscores the resilience and adaptability of the industry in catering to the heightened demands of travelers during significant cultural and religious festivities.

This accomplishment reflects not only the efficacy of operational strategies but also the collaborative spirit shared between governmental authorities and private stakeholders. As the Kingdom continues to bolster its position as a prominent aviation hub, such achievements serve as testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence in air travel services and infrastructure development.

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