Riyadh Airports Company joins Airports Council International Asia-Pacific

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Airports Company (RAC), which operates King Khalid International Airport (KKIA), has announced that it has become a member of the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific.

ACI is an international organization that acts as a voice of airports all across the world and promotes their interests in discussions with governments and civil aviation international organizations, which aims to enhance cooperation between the civil aviation industry players and improve airports’ regulatory standards.

The organization headquartered in Canada develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and it provides information and training opportunities to raise the standards around the world. It aims to provide the public with a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible air transport system. It has five regional offices in Casablanca, Hong Kong, Brussels, Panama City and Washington.

Mohammed Al-Maghlouth
Mohammed Al-Maghlouth
CEO – RAC

“We are proud to join ACI, as it provides the platform for pursuing a constructive and cooperative relationship with the airport associations, governments and regulators to discuss critical industry issues. The membership will also help us in making an impact on the civil aviation sector. RAC’s membership comes in alignment with the strategic direction of Riyadh Airports Company, increase its contribution to improving the airport’s industry, both regionally and internationally.”

The specialized training programs given by ACI, as well as sharing best practices in the areas of security, safety, and information technology, will provide RAC an advantage, resulting in a better passenger experience.

Earlier this year, KKIA won the Best Hygiene Measures award for 2020 in the ACI Airport Service Quality Awards (ASQ) in the Middle East.

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