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

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 minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

Updated 43 min 35 sec ago

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

  • “We share common values,” said Majid Al-Qasabi

TOKYO: Saudi Arabia has a “special relationship” with Japan, which is “reliable strategic partner and friend” of the Kingdom, the Saudi Minister for Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi said on Monday.

The minister was speaking at the launch in Tokyo of the Japanese-language online edition of Arab News, in the latest stage of its global expansion. The event came on the eve of Tuesday’s ceremonial enthronement of Emperor Naruhito in the Japanese capital. “This is a great opportunity, a moment in history,” Al-Qasabi said.

The news website, published in Japanese and English, will focus on enabling the exchange of information between Japan and the Arab world in business, current affairs, and arts and culture. “It will be good to have news in Japanese so many Japanese can read about the Arab world,” Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono said at the launch.

Common values

“We share common values, we have a high respect for the elders and we think that the family is very important … to me we are friends and I think we need to work together.

“In order to do that we need to know what people in the Middle East are actually thinking, what is happening on a daily basis, and we haven’t got the source for that — but now Arab News is in Japan.

“This is a very good means to exchange information between the Middle East and Japan, so I am very much looking forward to it.”