The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) issued 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 took 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 took 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.
Source: Saudi Press Agency