King Abdulaziz International Airport adopts operation plan for Hajj season 

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Hajj Ministry, Transport and Security officials meet in Jeddah on July 8, 2018 to review the operational plan for the forthcoming Hajj season.
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Hajj Ministry, Transport and Security officials meet in Jeddah on July 8, 2018 to review the operational plan for the forthcoming Hajj season.
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Hajj Ministry, Transport and Security officials meet in Jeddah on July 8, 2018 to review the operational plan for the forthcoming Hajj season.
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Hajj Ministry, Transport and Security officials meet in Jeddah on July 8, 2018 to review the operational plan for the forthcoming Hajj season.
Updated 09 July 2018
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King Abdulaziz International Airport adopts operation plan for Hajj season 

  • King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah is the busiest airport in Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom’s third-largest. 
  • Around 2.98 million Hajj pilgrims are expected to arrive and depart through KAIA this year.

JEDDAH: Officials at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah held a meeting on Sunday to oversee the operational plans for this year’s Hajj season, due to begin next month. 

The airport’s general director, Essam Nour, met with government sectors operating at the airport to discuss those plans, a report by Asharq al-Awsat has said. 

Nour said huge achievements had been witnessed during the past Umrah season, where more than 9 million Umrah pilgrims have been coming and departing the airport, starting from the month of Muharram (Sept. 21, 2017) until the tenth of Shawwal (June 24, 2018), via 30,000 air flights.     

He spoke about this year’s operational plan during Hajj season, which will be implemented under the supervision of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), as well as other government and civil institutions. 

The plan, Nour explained, aims to ensure the comfort of all pilgrims as well as their safety, starting from their arrival in Jeddah until they board their return flights. 

KAIA, located 19 km to the north of downtown Jeddah, is the busiest airport in Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom’s third largest. 

The portal, which receives the majority of pilgrims coming via air travel, has been preparing to welcome its guests as soon as they touch down in Jeddah.

Nour said this operational plan is set to begin on August 15. He said the number of pilgrims arriving and departing through the airport is expected to reach around 2.98 million.

 


Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday

JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.