Jeddah’s new King Abdulaziz International Airport opened for initial flights May 29. The airport is embarking on a soft launch program, with services gradually ramping up over the next nine months. Saudi aviation regulator GACA describes the airport as the most important one in the country, as it is the gateway for Haj and Umrah pilgrims to Mecca. Operations at the airport will increase over four phases to enable full domestic and international flights next year, GACA president ...

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