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.


Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

Updated 23 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

  • The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting
  • Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as part of US President Donald Trump’s long–awaited Israel–Palestine peace plan. 

The Peace to Prosperity conference, to be hosted on June 25–26 in cooperation with the US, has already been rebuffed by Palestinian officials and business leaders, who want their political demands met by any proposed solution to the conflict.

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting.

The Saudi minister of economy and planning, Mohammed bin Majid Al–Tuwaijri, will attend, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Abu Dhabi would also send a delegation.

The Palestinian Authority has boycotted American peace efforts since late 2017, when Trump decided to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognized the latter as the capital of Israel, reversing decades of US policy.

The Trump administration has sought to enlist support from Arab governments.

But Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands, which include affirming East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, the right of return for refugees, and a freeze on Israeli settlement construction.