Saudi Arabia’s airports climb up on Skytrax’s world top 100 list

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Saudi Arabia’s international airports have continued to advance on the list of the world’s top 100 airports for the second year in a row, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Skytrax global organization assessment, which evaluates the airlines and airports.

According to the results of the 2021 evaluation, King Abdulaziz International Airport topped the Saudi international airports, ranking 50th globally, King Khalid International Airport advanced 36 ranks to 58th place, and Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport reached 68th place, while King Fahd International Airport ranked 87th.

Regionally, King Abdulaziz International Airport ranked third, King Khalid International Airport ranked fifth, and King Fahd International Airport ranked ninth. The Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport, which is the first airport in Saudi Arabia that was privatized, for the second year, got first place as the best regional airport and the sixth in the Middle East, respectively.

The results reflect the level of commitment of airport employees who are keen to offer the best experience for passengers, emphasizing the level of leadership and excellence, and the continuous development process to achieve the objectives of the civil aviation sector strategy.

This strategy emerges from the national strategy for transport and logistics and it seeks to achieve advanced global recognition, in addition to enhancing the efforts of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) which aims to raise the quality of services provided to passengers and develop the travel experience at the Kingdom’s airports.

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