1st phase of duty-free store launched at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

A number of development projects, including installation of an advanced baggage handling system, have been completed at the airport.
Updated 29 May 2018

1st phase of duty-free store launched at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

  • More than 22 tops brands have been added to the list of duty-free items
  • The number of passengers on international flights was 1,464, 549

JEDDAH: Riyadh Airports has launched the first phase of the new duty-free store in the international terminals 1 and 2 at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh.
Riyadh Airports is the company that manages and operates the international airport in Riyadh. It also plans to launch a package of projects and services that will facilitate and enhance passengers’ experience.
The company also revealed that the second phase of the project would be completed in the middle of July 2018. According to a statement issued by the company, the new duty-free store includes a range of international brands that meet all passengers’ needs, offering a variety of options at competitive prices.
The Saudi authorities are making all-out efforts to improve services at all the international and domestic airports across the Kingdom. 
According to official statistics, over 3.22 million passengers used Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport during the last four months.
The number of passengers on international flights was 1,464, 549. According to the results of passenger satisfaction survey announced by the General Authority of Civil Aviation, the King Fahd International Airport fared very well. 
A number of development projects, including installation of an advanced baggage handling system, have been completed at the airport. With the introduction of these projects and work on many more underway, the airport is poised to become one of the most important airports in the region. 
The duty-free shop at this airport is also experiencing fast growth. Recently, more than 22 tops brands have been added to the list of duty-free items.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.