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Saudi Arabia opens new Airport in Medina

 Medina mosque, courtesy Noumenon and Wikimedia


Saudi Arabia has opened a brand new airport in Medina, just in time for the Hajj.  Saudi King Salman opened the Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport, the country's first airport constructed and operated entirely by the private sector.  

The airport cost 1.2 Billion (US$) and can currently handle 8 million passengers a year.  In phases 2 and 3, passenger capacity will expand to 18 and 40 million passengers per annum.


More on this story from the Economic Times of India at this link.





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  • Medina mosque, courtesy Noumenon and Wikimedia

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