Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport
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Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport or Prince Mohammad Airport (alternatively "Mohammed") is a regional airport in the western Saudi city of Medina. Opened in 1974, it handles mostly domestic flights, although it has limited scheduled international services to regional destinations such as Cairo, Damascus, and Istanbul. It also handles charter international flights during the Hajj season.
It is the fourth busiest airport in Saudi Arabia, handling 1,592,000 passengers in 2004, including 378,715 Hajj charter passengers. It handles on average 20-25 flights a day, although this number triples during the Hajj season and school holidays.
As with other regional airports in Saudi Arabia, it is modestly equipped, with a simple single-storey terminal and a small parking apron. It has two runways: a main runway and an angled runway for cross-wind operations. There are plans to upgrade the airport to full international specification to handle the expected increase in passenger traffic to 3 million passengers a year.
Airlines and destinations
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Pakistan International Airlines -seasonal
Turkish Airlines (Istanbul-Ataturk)
Possible New Airlines And New Destinations
Air India (Mumbai)[begins summer 2008]
Air Blue [summer 2008]
List of airports in Saudi Arabia
Transportation in Saudi Arabia
External linksGeneral Authority of Civil Aviation
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