3 airlines to begin operations from KAIA
Jeddah, October 27, 2010
Three more airlines will start operations from King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.
The three airlines are Felix Airways to/from Aden in Yemen, RAK Airways to/from Ras Al Khaimah and Royal Falcon Airlines to/from Amman.
“We are delighted to welcome these three airlines to KAIA. This step introduces more options for travelers and is in line with our ongoing program of updating and upgrading the airport’s facilities and services to fulfill the public’s needs and expectations,” stated Mazin Khashoggi, director general of KAIA.
KAIA already connects the kingdom with 46 different destinations in the Middle East, and almost 100 destinations around the world.
“Our strategic plans are to attract airline companies from all over the world to the Saudi market in order drive economic growth by increasing the number of flights departing from and arriving in the kingdom,” added Khalid Al Khaibary, the official spokesman for Gaca.
KAIA is currently expanding its facilities and services, including new terminals, to allow for continuous growth in the number of pilgrims, domestic, tourist and business travelers.
The airport is the principal point of entry for visitors to Makkah and Madinah, peaking in the month of the annual Hajj when KAIA serves almost 4 million pilgrims.-TradeArabia News Service