26 million passengers visit Riyadh airport in 2018

The total number of flights reached in 2018 was 212,632, recording a growth of 1.46 percent compared to 2017 at a daily rate of 583 trips. (Shutterstock)
Updated 20 February 2019
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26 million passengers visit Riyadh airport in 2018

  • The total number of flights reached in 2018 was 212,632, recording a growth of 1.46 percent compared to 2017 at a daily rate of 583 trips

JEDDAH: The total number of passengers departing and arriving at King Khalid International Airport exceeded 26 million passengers in 2018, recording a growth rate of 5.53 percent compared to 2017, with a daily rate of 72,932 passengers, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The total number of passengers in 2018 on internal flights increased by 8.39 percent and for those on international flights by 2.21 percent, compared to 2017.
The total number of flights reached in 2018 was 212,632, recording a growth of 1.46 percent compared to 2017 at a daily rate of 583 trips.
The rate of international flights increased by 3.43 percent compared to the same period last year.

 

 


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.