of passengers who traveled through airports in the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia totaled 29,500,000 passengers in the year 2000. This shows a
rise of 2.57 percent over the figure of the year 1999 when the number
of passengers amounted to 28,741,000.
A statistical report released today by the Civil Aviation
Presidency said the volume of air cargo cleared at the Saudi airports
in the year 2000 totaled 500,000 tons, compared to 470,000 tons in
1999. In the year 2000, the number of commercial flights totaled
270,000, compared with 263,000 flights in 1999.