Saudi’s passenger air traffic surges to 112mln, exceeds pre-pandemic levels

Saudi Arabia has achieved significant growth in the air travel sector, with the number of passengers and flights in 2023 exceeding pre-pandemic levels.

The kingdom’s airports logged a total of 112 million travellers last year, up by 26% from 2022 and higher than 2019 levels, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Thursday.

The total number of flights also went up by 16% to 814,995, from 701,290, The kingdom’s air connectivity has likewise expanded, with the number of destinations reaching 148 in 2023.

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