Jeddah: A special committee will look into the possible congestion at the Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport. Saudi Transport Minister Salih al-Jazeer has ordered a committee headed by the head of the Civil Aviation General Authority to submit a report within a week. In the last few days, the congestion, including air services, has been adversely affected.
The committee will mainly look into the reasons for the delay in air services. The committee will look into why this happened, who is responsible for it and what needs to be done to provide better facilities and services to travelers and pilgrims.
Many travelers, including Umrah pilgrims, were stranded at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport following a stampede. The North Terminal was the busiest. With this, 10 flights were delayed. Following the rush, the emergency exit gate and gate number 3 were opened. As part of congestion control, non-passengers were barred from entering the airport.