Saudi Arabia to reopen 11 airports, permits to operate domestic flights

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

28th May, 2020. 10:36 am
Saudi Arabia airport

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced to resume domestic flight operations from 31st May after the government decides to ease country-wide lockdown following COVID-19 pandemic.

According to reports, The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced that the domestic flights will be resumed for all domestic regions within two weeks.

The GACA’s statement also read that the aviation authority completed its operational preparations to gradually resume the domestic flights to ensure a safe travel journey for travellers through Saudi airports while taking all necessary health precautions in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and relevant government agencies.

Around 11 airports are set to be used in the first phase as Saudi airlines are allowed to operate from and to Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Madinah, Qassim, Abha, Tabuk, Jazan, Hail, Al-Baha and Najran.

Sixty flights will resume each day in the first phase, the reports said.

Moreover, the GACA had suspended domestic flight operation on March 21 to prevent the spread of the global pandemic.

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