UAE-Saudi Arabia flights surge 13% thanks to Ramadan-related travel

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Tue, 2024-04-09 12:41

RIYADH: Air transport from the UAE to Saudi Arabia surged 13 percent in March compared to the previous month, driven by rising demand due to Ramadan. 

According to the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority, weekly flights from the UAE to the Kingdom reached 383 in March, from around 338 the previous month. 

The Hajj season is always a key time for Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector, and in 2023 regional airports transported 1.5 million religious visitors and 3.2 million passengers through 102 airlines during the pilgrimage period. 

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