Jeddah Airports Company announced that it had met all its operational targets for this year’s pilgrimage season. (SPA)
Jeddah airport, during Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr, processed more than 4.4m passengers, aboard 28,000 flights, while handling 7.9m bags
Over 20,000 employees from 27 government and private sector entities served pilgrims and visitors
King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah served more than 4.4 million Umrah pilgrims, visitors and other passengers during the month of Ramadan and the Eid Al-Fitr vacation.
This is according to the Jeddah Airports Co. on Monday, which also announced that it had met all its operational targets for this year’s pilgrimage season during the holy month.
Ayman Aboabah, CEO of Jeddah Airports Co., explained that new measures adopted reduced waiting times, even though there has been a rise in the number of travelers passing through the facility.
Aboabah said that during Ramadan and the Eid Al-Fitr vacation, the airport was able to process more than 4.4 million passengers aboard 28,000 flights, while 7.9 million bags were handled. At the same time, the total volume of air freight for the same period reached 30,000 tons.
He said the airport handled in the first quarter of 2023 nearly 11 million passengers, an increase of nearly 99 percent compared to the same operational period in 2022, which recorded 5.6 million passengers.
Aboabah said over 20,000 employees from 27 government and private sector entities served the pilgrims and visitors.
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