Saudi Arabian Air Freight Volumes Increase by 7%: GACA

Saudi Arabian Air Freight Volumes Increase by 7%: GACA

RIYADH: According to official figures, the air cargo handled by Saudi Arabian airports increased by 7% annually in 2023 to 918,000 metric tons.

According to the General Authority for Civil Aviation’s most recent report, the aviation industry in the Kingdom saw a significant resurgence in 2023, with airports reporting a 26% increase in passenger traffic over 2022. According to GACA, Saudi Arabia’s aviation facilities carried 112 million passengers in 2019, an increase of 8% over the previous year.

According to the research, approximately 815,000 flights passed through the Kingdom’s airports in 2023—a 16 percent increase from 2022. According to the authority, Saudi Arabia’s airports handled 421,000 domestic and 394,000 foreign flights in 2023.

Driven by notable expansion in the Kingdom’s travel and tourism industry, the region’s airports handled 51 million domestic and 61 million foreign passengers in 2023.

At a pace of thirty planes per hour, King Abdulaziz International Airport was the most active airport in Saudi Arabia.

In February, Mohammed Al-Khuraisi, the executive vice president of strategy and business intelligence at GACA, stated that Saudi Arabia’s aviation industry is growing quickly to accomplish its target of 250 destinations worldwide.

In 2023, the Kingdom reached the maximum degree of air connectivity by reaching 149 destinations, and it also rose 14 spots in the International Air Transport Association Air Connectivity Index, he continued.

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