GACA: Our strategy is to be the number one sector in the Middle East region
15 November 2021
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), while participating at the "Dubai Airshow 2021", confirmed its intention to move forward in achieving its strategic vision for civil aviation to be the first sector in the Middle East region.
GACA reveals, through its large pavilion at the Airshow, which included the civil aviation system, many future trends towards developing the sector, its current and upcoming projects, and the most prominent investment opportunities.
His Excellency the President of GACA, Mr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Duailej, explained that GACA’s participation in a huge pavilion comes to confirm the new direction that the civil aviation strategy will create and the abundant investment opportunities that affect the industry at the regional and global levels.
He went on to say, "Through our announced strategy, we will be able to double the capacity and reach 330 million passengers annually, from more than 250 destinations around the world. Furthermore, we will be able to raise the cargo capacity to 4.5 million tons of goods”.
H.E. the President noted the great support for the aviation sector from the Kingdom’s government, which was reflected in the performance results and the development of the system in general. This was translated by the announcement of His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, on the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics, and the approval of the Council of Ministers on the strategy of the civil aviation sector strategy.
H. E. Al-Duailej explained that the civil aviation sector strategy opens up very important investment opportunities for the region and the world after establishing two global aviation hubs at Riyadh and Jeddah airports. This in addition to a new national carrier that meets the aspirations of the current and future period and the rapid transformations the sector is witnessing with 5 new airports in the pipeline. Furthermore, the developmental expansions of more than 17 other airports, along with the institutional transformation of the Kingdom's airports, noting that the Kingdom has 29 local, regional and international airports.
It is worth noting that GACA’s participation at the Airshow will witness several activities and events, in addition to the signing of agreements in light of the expansion witnessed by the region from the construction and development of airports to acquire its share of the aviation market.