Eng. Mohammed Bin Ahmed Almowkley, CEO of MATARAT Holding Company stated that the Future Aviation Forum brings together top global aviation leaders from the public and private sectors to chart the development journey of international civil aviation and develop innovative solutions that will drive the sector into the future. Adding that the Forum serves as a premier networking event that includes sessions and side events focusing on three core thematic pillars: passenger experience, sustainability, and business recovery post-Covid.

Almowkley said during the first session titled "Middle East Aviation Focus, What Now, What Next?" at the Future Aviation Forum: "There are 3 key pillars to manage airports infrastructure through increasing the capacity, rehabilitate the infrastructure to keep pace with passengers' expectations and optimize existing assets."

Almowkley also said: "In 2019, we achieved traffic of 100 million passengers and we aim to grow by 2030 to 330 million passengers. We also aim to grow the capacity of Jeddah Airport from 40 to 114 million, Riyadh Airport from 35 to 95 million, and the other small and medium airports from 15 to 50 million passengers by 2030," he added. Noting that Jeddah Airport will be a hub for Saudia Airlines, Riyadh Airport for the new national carrier, while the other airports will serve as regional airports supporting these two main hubs.