Saudi Arabia to resume domestic flights next week

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Saudi Arabia will gradually resume domestic flights, beginning on Sunday (May 31) as it eases coronavirus lockdown measures, according to a statement from the Kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation.

Resumption of domestic flights will be in a phased manner and will include all domestic destinations within two weeks, the GACA said.

The GACA added that it completed its operational preparations to gradually lift the suspension of domestic flights, to ensure a safe travel journey for travelers through Saudi airports, while taking all necessary precautions and health measures in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and relevant government agencies.

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In the first phase, which includes 11 airports, national airlines only will be allowed to operate from and to Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Madinah, Qassim, Abha, Tabuk, Jazan, Hail, Al-Baha and Najran.

As part of precautionary and preventives measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the GACA had suspended all domestic flights on March 21.

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