Saudi aviation authority transfers 7 European destinations to new Jeddah airport

A view of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport's Terminal 1 in Jeddah. (AN photo)
Updated 25 October 2019

Saudi aviation authority transfers 7 European destinations to new Jeddah airport

RIYADH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced the transfer of seven European destinations to Terminal 1 at the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport.

The flights will be operating from Jeddah to Athens, Rome, Milan, Geneva, Vienna, Munich and Frankfurt, starting on Oct. 28.

The flights will be handled by the national carrier Saudia, bringing the total number of domestic and international destinations transferred to the new airport to 35.

GACA explained that the plan to transfer flights to Terminal 1 was prepared in cooperation with national and international airlines. The flights will be progressively increased to ensure high efficiency in the operation of the terminal.

The first flight from the new airport to Athens International Airport will take off on Oct. 28. Flights to the other destinations will commence on Nov. 3.


Electronic Trade and Retail Association OK’d in Saudi Arabia

Minister of Labor, Ahmed Al-Rajhi. (SPA)
Updated 18 min 51 sec ago

Electronic Trade and Retail Association OK’d in Saudi Arabia

  • The association will be under the supervision of the ministry’s trade and investment department

RIYADH: Minister of Labor and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi has approved the establishment of the Electronic Trade and Retail Association, which is the first private community association. The association aims to develop scientific thought and educate the community about the concept of electronic commerce as well as developing and guiding websites and electronic platforms and preparing them for the practice of electronic commerce.
The association’s headquarters will be in Riyadh. It will be under the supervision of the ministry’s trade and investment department.