Riyadh, The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) prepared all its capabilities to serve the Dakar Rally Saudi Arabia 2020, which is being organized by the General Sports Authority. This was achieved through a set of services inside the airports. The airports are equipped with reception counters to meet and greet the participants upon arrival, facilitate access procedures, and provide easy special access to the check-in counters and offices to manage the whole operations. Furthermore, aircrafts parking air bays were allocated, in addition to the logistical assistance given from companies operating at the airports for the Rally.
GACA has harnessed all its capabilities in each of King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Hail Airport, Wadi Al Dawasir Airport, NEOM Bay Airport, and Prince Abdulmajeed bin Abdulaziz Airport in Al Ula. They further went on to provide access areas, including electronic services, signboards, luggage services, and provided the participants in the rally with all services needed, in coordination with the relevant government and private agencies.
The current version of Dakar Rally Saudi Arabia 2020 is an extension of the previous versions of the rally, and witnesses the participation of 556 drivers from 62 countries from around the world, including 47 veteran drivers who participated in at least 10 versions of the Rally. The Kingdom's vast desert will witness the attendance of 85 contestants participating for the first time in the race.
Source: Saudi Press Agency