Trial Opening of Madinah Airport

We are happy to share with you the trial opening moments of new Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport.

What a big day for Madinah region & the aviation industry in Saudi Arabia.

Watch the welcoming of the first flight and celebrating the first passengers in the new piece of art terminal of Madinah airport. Joy was overwhelming and wide smiles were everywhere.

Success achieved!

A Saudi Airlines domestic flight coming from Riyadh landed at 11 a.m. Sunday at the new Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah, marking the start of the airport’s test run operations, which was followed by the take off of flight SV1476.

The new Madinah Airport, occupying an area of 4 million square meters, has been built at a cost of about $1.4 billion. It consists of arrival and departure lounges built on an area of 153,000 square meters. It has 16 gates connected to 32 jet bridges allowing passengers to board and disembark from aircraft without having to go outside.

The airport’s current annual capacity is 8 million passengers, a figure that will increase to 12 million in the second phase of expansion.

Eng. Sofiene Abdessalem – Managing Director of TIBAH Airport Operations Company said; “This mega project is a cultural shift in the airport operations business, air transport industry, and in the overall aviation sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport is a trend setter and will be considered the best international airport for its unique design, state-of-the-art & high-tech facilities, and ultra-modern operational practices.”

He also added, “The new Madinah airport will not only be a major part of the holy city infrastructure, but will also foster the economic activities in Madinah region such as international commerce and tourism and will increase the generate employment in different direct & indirect industries in Madinah region which will provide a thrust to the GDP of the local region by having a positive impact on the local and national economy.”