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Saudi airports record 81.9m passengers last year

By Wam

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's airports recorded a rise in passenger numbers and flights in 2015,  which saw 81.9 million passengers, an increase of 9.5 per cent, and 646,693 flights, an increase of 9.8 per cent, in comparison to 74.8 million passengers and 589,216 flights in 2014.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) disclosed that the number of passengers that passed through King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah touched 30.1 million with 212,799 flights; while King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh saw 22.5 million passengers and 172,754 flights.

The GACA added that 9.4 million passengers and 84,803 flights were registered at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam and 6.3 million passengers and 48,296 flights at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Airport in Madinah.

The authority highlighted that 23 regional and domestic airports in the Kingdom recorded 13.5 million passengers and 128041 flights.