On the sidelines of the “Future of Aviation Conference” held under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh, the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate signed two memoranda of cooperation with the Executive Company and the Saudi Air Navigation Services Company, in order to contribute to providing a distinguished visitor experience in the executive hall and lounge Passengers at AlUla International Airport, in line with the airport development strategy that aims to raise the airport’s capacity to reach 2.6 million passengers annually, with a growth rate of 33.8% until 2030.
The memorandum signed with the Executive Company aims to manage and operate the Executive Lounge in accordance with the highest approved international standards, in addition to providing high-end and distinguished services to the Executive Lounge guests and dignitaries, in line with the growth of tourism and the promotion of the economy of aviation services.
The agreement signed with the Saudi Air Navigation Services Company aims to provide the latest technologies related to air navigation to ensure the smooth flow of movement at the airport, provide all means of safety and enhance the passenger experience by using the latest technical means in the aviation sector in order to facilitate travel procedures.
Aspects of development at AlUla Airport
A unique experience for travelers
Engineer Moataz Kurdi, Head of the Governorate Operations Sector at the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, said, “The signing of the two memoranda comes as part of a more comprehensive strategy to provide a distinguished experience for travelers and visitors from their arrival in Al-Ula until their departure, with what we are witnessing a direct increase in the number of tourists witnessed in the governorate, with the importance of the initial impression through the Al-Ula gate. As the largest living museum, in addition to the authority’s keenness to strengthen companies among the national entities working in the transport system in order to achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”
This is part of the plans to develop Al-Ula International Airport, and work to achieve the highest levels of satisfaction with the services provided at the airport, as well as increase Al-Ula’s connection with the global ocean to attract airlines and travelers from around the world, which ensures the promotion of the economy of aviation services.
It is worth noting that Al-Ula International Airport joined the list of international airports in March 2021, after the development projects implemented by the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate to keep pace with the expected growth of air traffic in the region, which included raising the capacity from 100,000 to 400,000 passengers annually, while the area reached The total airport is about two million and 400 thousand square meters, and the airport’s flight field can accommodate 15 planes at one time.