6th June 2022
ACL International has signed an agreement with MATARAT Holding to carry out slot coordination, slot facilitation and data collection services at 26 airports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Airport Coordination Limited International (ACLi) is delighted to announce that it will be providing slot coordination, slot facilitation and data collection services at 26 airports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ACL won the contract with MATARAT Holdings through a competitive tender and begun work on the 12th May 2022.
The Kingdom has 28 airports today, serving around 100 million passengers per year (2019), and Vision 2030, National Transport & Logistics strategy and Aviation Sector Strategy aims to boost this number by 2030 to 330 million passengers per year. This means major infrastructure development and building long-term resilience in MATARAT’s aero-network performance.
The contract with MATARAT Holdings is the latest addition to ACL’s activity in the Gulf region. ACL also provide coordination services to Oman Airports, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. ACLi is excited to be working with MATARAT Holding, the airports, and their partners to bring our renowned coordination services and expertise into this new and important market.
Neil Garwood, CEO of Airport Coordination Limited said,
“ACL has a long track record of bringing independent expertise to the world’s airports, and we are delighted to now be supporting 26 airports across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as it seeks to transform its aviation sector under the Vision 2030 strategy. We look forward to building successful partnerships with MATARAT Holding, all the airports, and their partners as we bring the services of the world’s leading and largest airport coordinator into the Kingdom for the first time.”
Mohammed Almowkley, CEO of MATARAT Holdings said,
“MATARAT Holding aspires to transform and promote Saudi airports into thriving economic gateways by leading the privatization and transformation efforts to enable a sustainable sector, our partnership with ACL will enable us to optimize Airports capacity so that as many airline requests as possible can be accommodated, maximizing the utilization of airport assets, and delivering value for the passengers.”
About Airport Coordination Ltd
ACL is the world’s first independent airport slot coordinator. We are headquartered in Staines, Middlesex, near London Heathrow Airport. The agreement with MATARAT Holding means ACL now provide world-leading coordination, facilitation, and data collection services at 72 airports across four continents from its offices in the UK, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia is the third Middle-Eastern country to be supported by ACL, enhancing ACL’s global position as the world’s leading and largest independent coordinator.
For more information visit www.acl-uk.org
Denise Wakeford, Airport Coordination Limited
Tel: 020 8564 0606