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International flights to resume on May 17, confirms GACA

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has confirmed the international flight operation’s resumption at all Kingdom’s airports starting May 17, local media reported.

In a circular issued on Wednesday, the aviation authority informed all airlines operating from the Saudi Arabian airports about the change in the date mentioned in an earlier circular for allowing Saudi citizens to travel abroad, as well as the complete lifting of the suspension of international flights and the opening of the airports. Trending: Saudi labor reform initiative to come into force on Sunday, March 14

According to the circular, the Kingdom’s airports will be open to international flights, starting at 1 am Monday, May 17.

The GACA had previously released a circular on January 12 informing airlines of the previously scheduled date for resumption of service, which was March 31. Trending: Saudi Aramco increases local gasoline prices for March 2021

The authority stressed the need to adhere to preventive protocols and precautionary measures as well as instructions issued by the concerned higher committee in this regard to stem the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia on Thursday recorded 390 new coronavirus cases, 267 recoveries, and six deaths. There are currently 2,947 active cases in the Kingdom, out of 538, which are critical cases.

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