Saudi Arabia to Resume Some Domestic Flights from May 31

General view of Riyadh city, after the government eased a curfew, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 7, 2020. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabian airlines are preparing to resume some domestic flights from Sunday as the Kingdom eases coronavirus containment measures; reported the Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.

Sixty flights will resume each day in the first phase.

GACA also said it completed its operational preparations to gradually lift the suspension of domestic flights. This is to ensure safe travel through Saudi airports while taking all necessary preventive measures and health measures. This will be in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and relevant government agencies.

It revealed that the resumption of domestic flights will also take place in stages to include all local destinations within two weeks.

The first stage includes the operation of the following airports: King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh; King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah; King Fahd International Airport in Dammam; Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah; Nayef bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Qassim, Abha International Airport; Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Tabuk; King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Jazan; Hail International Airport; King Saud Airport in Al-Bahah; as well as Najran Airport.

Bans on domestic travel, holding prayers in mosques, and workplace attendance in both the government and private sector will be lifted, starting on May 31, SPA also reported early on Tuesday.