Saudi Arabian Civil Aviation Authority praised for Qassim airport transformation

The number of passengers for both domestic and international flights has reached approximately 1.4 million. (SPA)
Updated 07 November 2018
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Saudi Arabian Civil Aviation Authority praised for Qassim airport transformation

  • In 2010, the number of flights did not exceed 2,000 and the number of passengers did not exceed 200,000

RIYADH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) was praised for its valuable work that helped transform Qassim airport from handling a limited number of passengers to more than a million passengers.
This came during a meeting between Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal and GACA President Abdulhakim Al-Tamimi in Buraidah.
In 2010, the number of flights did not exceed 2,000 and the number of passengers did not exceed 200,000.
In the latest statistics provided by the GACA, up to the end of October, the number of passengers for both domestic and international flights has reached approximately 1.4 million.


Salman Khan, Cuba Gooding Jr. to host discussions during Saudi Film Festival

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Salman Khan, Cuba Gooding Jr. to host discussions during Saudi Film Festival

  • The six-day celebration of cinema is organized by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts
  • The Sharqiah Season, the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment, will run until the end of the month

DHAHRAN: As part of Sharqiah Season in the Eastern Province, the fifth Saudi Film Festival will feature Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Indian superstar Salman Khan.
The six-day celebration of cinema is organized by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA) in partnership with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra).
Khan recently announced in a video message that he will visit Ithra on Sunday as a guest of the film festival.
“Hello Saudi Arabia, assalamu alaikum,” he said in the video. “See you at Ithra on the 24th of March, InshaAllah.”
The actor is best known for his performances in blockbuster Hindi flicks such as “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, “Ek Tha Tiger” and its sequel “Tiger Zinda Hai.”
In “An Evening with the Stars,” Khan will talk about his lengthy Bollywood career as both a film star and a producer.
He has starred in more than 80 Bollywood films, and has produced more than 30 via his production company Salman Khan Films.
On Monday, Gooding Jr. will take to the stage to discuss his 30 years of experience as an actor.
The American is best known for his performances in “Jerry Maguire”, “A Few Good Men” and “Men of Honor.”
Gooding Jr. has played more than 85 roles over the course of his career. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rod Tidwell in the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire.”
Tickets to both events, as well as for the film festival as a whole, are available on Ithra’s website.
The Sharqiah Season, the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment, will run until the end of the month, with more than 83 activities in nine cities.