Jeddah’s airport sees record passenger numbers

Updated 17 January 2016

Jeddah’s airport sees record passenger numbers

JEDDAH: King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah handled more passenger in 2015 than any other year since its establishment. Administration at the airport recorded 29,785,874 passengers last year, an increase of 6.6% from 2014.
In a report, airport administration indicated the increase is mainly due to rising domestic travel. In 2015, passengers traveling within Saudi Arabia increased by 23%.


Riyadh Travel Fair faces second delay amid coronavirus

Updated 38 min 20 sec ago

Riyadh Travel Fair faces second delay amid coronavirus

  • Riyadh Travel Fair is the largest tourism and travel exhibition in the Kingdom

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s largest tourism display, the Riyadh Travel Fair 2020, has been postponed for a second time because of safety fears over the coronavirus pandemic.

Initially scheduled for March, the annual event was first shifted to September, but is now planned for March 15-18, 2021.

The latest postponement was made in the interests of public health and safety by officials at ASAS Exhibitions and Conference Organizing Company, the firm organizing the fair. 

Bandar Al-Quraini, the company’s general manager, said: “We are now planning for the 2021 edition and look forward to welcoming back all our travel industry partners and public once the health and safety of visitors can be fully assured.”

Riyadh Travel Fair is the largest tourism and travel exhibition in the Kingdom, attracting visitors and exhibitors from the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. 

It aims to promote investment, development and sustainability of this sector in the region.

More than 270 exhibitors from 50 countries were due to take part in the 2020 edition, with up to 30,000 visitors expected for the three-day event.