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Saudi Arabia’s airports handle 74m passengers in 2014

Kingdom's international airports handled 62.7m passengers while domestic airports handled 12m

Saudi Arabia’s airports reported higher passenger traffic in 2014, handling more than 74 million travellers, up by 9.7 per cent compared with the figure reported in the same period a year ago.

The figure includes domestic and international passengers who travelled via the kingdom’s airports, according to a report by the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia.

The kingdom’s international airports handled 62.7m passengers while domestic airports handled 12m passengers, according to the report.

The number of flights picked up by 4.2 per cent to 589,216, with international flights standing at 475,973 flights, while domestic ones reached 113,243 flights.

The King Abdulaziz International Airport came out on top in terms of passenger traffic and flight numbers. The airport handled 28m passengers followed by the King Khalid International Airport with 20.1m passengers.

Other airports include the King Fahad International Airport (8.2m passengers) and the Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Airport (6.3m passengers), according to the figures published by Al Madina paper.