Saudi transport ministry awards operational license for Al-Thumamah Airport

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Prince Sultan receives Al-Thumamah Airport license. (Supplied photo)
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Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Space Agency and the Saudi Aviation Club (SAC), shows the license for Al-Thumamah Airport during a group pirture-taking ceremony. (Supplied photo)
Updated 15 March 2019
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Saudi transport ministry awards operational license for Al-Thumamah Airport

  • The airport is located about 29 kilometers from Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport
  • The license was granted at the first Saudi International Airshow in Riyadh

RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Space Agency and the Saudi Aviation Club (SAC), was presented with the operational license for Al-Thumamah Airport by the minister of transport and chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Nabeel Al-Amoudi.
The license was granted at the first Saudi International Airshow in Riyadh, along with operational licenses for ground service provision at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, awarded to the private charter airline Sky Prime Aviation, and the Swiss firm Jet Aviation.
Al-Thumamah’s license will cover safety and technical aspects of aviation yard operations, and ensures that the airport meets international standards upheld by the GACA. 


Hajj Ministry: More than 7.46m Umrah visas issued so far

Updated 25 May 2019
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Hajj Ministry: More than 7.46m Umrah visas issued so far

  • The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan
  • The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience

RIYADH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 7,463,259, of which 6,964,943 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj Ministry.
There are 925,246 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 679,929 in Makkah and 245,317 in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Most pilgrims — 6,185,504 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 671,356 entered by land and 108,083 arrived by sea.
The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (1,530,855) followed by Indonesia (934,827), India (635,675), Egypt (524,728), Algeria (353,425), Yemen (323,083), Turkey (300,517), Malaysia (26,9554), Iraq (268,179) and Jordan (194,908).
The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 10,852 Saudis including 8,978 males and 1,874 females.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government.
The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.