Regional News

New Tabuk airport opens

May 2011

THE newly upgraded Tabuk airport in Saudi Arabia has become operational with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) shifting flight operations to the newly-constructed terminal, the local Arab News newspaper reported.

Tabuk airport, which was modernised and expanded with panoramic front designs and new runways at a cost of SR242 million ($64.53 million), is one of the kingdom’s new-generation airports. The project, which covered renovation of 18 buildings and construction of a new terminal, is expected to boost the growth of the Tabuk province.

The airport is now open to international flights and the GACA is studying applications from three international airlines — FlyDubai, AlMasria Universal and Nile Air, the report added.

The airport will receive 77 flights weekly from 11 airports in the kingdom, the report said, quoting the GACA.

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