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Saudi Arabia to Resume Some Domestic Flights from May 31

Saudi Arabia to Resume Some Domestic Flights from May 31

Wednesday, 27 May, 2020 - 04:45
General view of Riyadh city, after the government eased a curfew, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 7, 2020. (Reuters)
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Saudi Arabian airlines are preparing to resume some domestic flights from Sunday as the Kingdom eases coronavirus containment measures, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.

Sixty flights will resume each day in the first phase.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said it has completed its operational preparations to gradually lift the suspension of domestic flights to ensure safe travel through Saudi airports while taking all necessary preventive measures and health measures in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and relevant government agencies.

It revealed that the resumption of domestic flights will take place in stages to include all local destinations within two weeks.

The first stage includes the operation of the following airports: King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Qassim, Abha International Airport, Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Tabuk, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Jazan, Hail International Airport, King Saud Airport in Al-Bahah, and Najran Airport.

Bans on domestic travel, holding prayers in mosques, and workplace attendance in both the government and private sector will be lifted, starting on May 31, SPA reported early on Tuesday.

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