By Daniel Shane
Outage in immigration systems at Riyadh and Jeddah Airports leaves passengers stranded
Dozens of flights from Saudi Arabia’s two main airports were
delayed for several hours on Sunday following a computer glitch, leaving
hundreds of passengers stranded, it was reported.
English language newspaper Arab News said that an outage in
the IT network that runs Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport and Riyadh’s
King Khaled International Airport’s immigration systems saw a number of
international flights delayed.
“The departure of dozens of international flights from
Riyadh and Jeddah international airports was delayed by several hours following
the problem in the computer network of the immigration counters yesterday,” airport
sources and airlines managers told the paper.
Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is currently in the midst of investing SAR200bn (US$53.33bn) into renovating and upgrading its airports and aviation sector.
When will the Saudis enter the 21st century ???
just spent 3 hours during arrival at Jeddah Immigration and 1.5 hrs to exit Jeddah immigration, all this for a visit to Jeddah of half a day!!!! worst experience ever!!! i'm still amazed people bother going....