GACA Issues Airport Performance Report for August 2023

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) issued on Sunday its August report on the performance of domestic and international airports in Saudi Arabia.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) issued on Sunday its August report on the performance of domestic and international airports in Saudi Arabia.
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GACA Issues Airport Performance Report for August 2023

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) issued on Sunday its August report on the performance of domestic and international airports in Saudi Arabia.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) issued on Sunday its August report on the performance of domestic and international airports in Saudi Arabia.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) issued on Sunday its August report on the performance of domestic and international airports in Saudi Arabia.

Airports are assessed according to 14 basic performance measurement criteria. The assessment comes in implementation of the strategic directions aimed at improving the services provided to and the traveler experience across the Kingdom’s airports.

King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), Abha International Airport, Prince Nayef Bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport in Qassim and Gurayat Domestic Airport came top in the report.

For fairness in evaluating the performance of airports, GACA divides their performance into five categories.

Among international airports with more than 15 million passengers annually, Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport came in first place, with a compliance rate of 91%, followed by Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport with 82%.

In the category of international airports with five to 15 million passengers annually, KFIA led with a compliance rate of 82%, Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport achieved a compliance rate, of 82%, and KFIA outperformed Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in terms of the average waiting time for arriving and departing flights.

Among international airports with two to five million passengers annually, Abha International Airport came in first place, with a 91% compliance rate and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Jizan followed with an 82% compliance rate.

In the category of international airports with less than two million passengers, Prince Nayef Bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport achieved a 100% compliance rate, outperforming peers in terms of total average waiting time for departing and arriving flights.

Regarding domestic airports, Gurayat Domestic Airport came on top with a 100% compliance rate, surpassing peers in terms of total average waiting time for departing and arriving flights.



Russia Hikes Import Tariffs for Consumer Goods from 'Unfriendly Countries'

A Russian national tricolor flag flutters on a tourist boat as another boat passes by along the Moskva river in central Moscow on July 18, 2024. (Photo by Natalia KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)
A Russian national tricolor flag flutters on a tourist boat as another boat passes by along the Moskva river in central Moscow on July 18, 2024. (Photo by Natalia KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)
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Russia Hikes Import Tariffs for Consumer Goods from 'Unfriendly Countries'

A Russian national tricolor flag flutters on a tourist boat as another boat passes by along the Moskva river in central Moscow on July 18, 2024. (Photo by Natalia KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)
A Russian national tricolor flag flutters on a tourist boat as another boat passes by along the Moskva river in central Moscow on July 18, 2024. (Photo by Natalia KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)

Russia increased imports tariffs for consumer goods, including candies, biscuits and shampoo, produced in countries that support sanctions against Moscow, according to a government order published late on Friday.

Russian imports from nations that imposed sanctions against Moscow over its military conflict with Ukraine slumped in 2022.

Some Western producers stopped selling to Russia, but Moscow has found roundabout ways to keep goods coming, including a grey imports scheme, and plenty of foreign goods remain on store shelves.

According to the order, the tariffs for perfume, cosmetics and shampoo from Poland, for example, will amount to 35% of the customs value. Duties for wallpapers from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will rise to 50%.

The new tariffs will be in place until and including Dec. 31 2024 and take effect seven days after publication.