Saudi GACA adds Al-Jouf and Arar airports to domestic flights list

The phased resumption of domestic travel will see all necessary preventive and health measures

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. General view of the new terminal of Jeddah airport, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia September 19, 2018. Picture taken September 19, 2018.

Image used for illustrative purpose. General view of the new terminal of Jeddah airport, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia September 19, 2018. Picture taken September 19, 2018.

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RIYADH – The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced that the operational readiness of Al-Jouf and Arar airports has been completed and these two airports were added as part of the “Resumption of domestic flights in the Kingdom” starting on Monday June 1, 2020. With the addition of these two airports the number of destinations have now reached 13.

GACA said the Kingdom's operational readiness was set and will gradually lift the suspension of domestic flights in order to ensure safe travel for passengers through Saudi airports.

The phased resumption of domestic travel will see all necessary preventive and health measures in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and relevant government agencies within airport facilities, and will also work in coordination with airports and carriers and companies operating in the civil aviation sector.

The GACA has announced the resumption of domestic flights in stages to include all local destinations within two weeks.

The first stage includes the operation of the following airports: (King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Qassim, Abha International Airport, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Tabuk, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Jazan, Hail International Airport, King Saud Airport in Al Bahah, and Najran Airport). — SG

 

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