Saudi AlUla International Airport resumes international flights

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Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 09:04 GMT

A Dassault Aviation Falcon jet of AVdef (Aviation Defense Service) lands in Colomiers near Toulouse, France - REUTERS

A Dassault Aviation Falcon jet of AVdef (Aviation Defense Service) lands in Colomiers near Toulouse, France - REUTERS

CAIRO – 5 March 2021: Saudi the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced on Thursday that AlUla International Airport will start receiving the international flights after they have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

 

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) carried out a number of development projects at the airport to become the 5th largest airport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with a total area estimated at 2.4 million square meters.

 

 

“The RCU has worked to triple the airport’s capacity, and it can now receive 15 commercial flights at the same time. The capacity has increased from 100,000 passengers to 400,000 passengers per year,” Saudi news agency SPA reported.

 

The decision will help Egyptian expats who stranded in Egypt to travel back to Saudi Arabia where they work.

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