Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz International Airport

Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz International Airport

مطار الأمير عبد المجيد بن عبد العزيز الدولي
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerState
ServesAl-'Ula
LocationAl-'Ula municipality
Elevation AMSL2,047[1] ft / 624 m
Coordinates26°29′0″N 038°7′1″E / 26.48333°N 38.11694°E / 26.48333; 38.11694
Map
ULH is located in Saudi Arabia
ULH
ULH
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 10,007 3,050 Asphalt

Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Domestic Airport (IATA: ULH, ICAO: OEAO) is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Al-'Ula, Saudi Arabia.[2] It was named after Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz.[3] The airport was established on 31 October 2011.[4]

The planned capacity of the airport was 100,000 passengers per year, particularly both tourists and locals.[5] The airport began operations on 31 October 2011 when the first flight from Riyadh operated by Saudia.[6] It is the closest airport to the pre-Islamic archaeological site of Mada'in Saleh and Al-'Ula Heritage Village. The airport is the first one in Saudi Arabia specifically designed to serve people coming to the region for visiting purposes.[7]

In March 2021, the General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia has approved the landing of international flights at the airport. According to Saudi Press Agency, the airport's annual capacity has increased from 100,000 passengers to 400,000 and its area has increased to 2.4 million square meters.[8]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
flydubai Dubai–International[9]
Flynas Cairo, Dammam, Dubai–International,[10] Jeddah, Kuwait City, Riyadh
Saudia Dammam, Jeddah,[11] Riyadh
Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Prince Abdul Majeed Airport, AlUla, Saudi Arabia". DB Air. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  2. ^ "OEAO — Al Ula / Prince Abdulmajeed bin Abdulaziz". ANS. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  3. ^ Abdul Ghafour, P. K. (16 October 2008). "Abdullah inspects plan for expansion of Madinah airport". Arab News. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  4. ^ "GACA". Gaca.gov.sa. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  5. ^ "Opportunies [sic]". Holland Gulf Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  6. ^ "First flight lands at Al-Ola airport Archived 2012-01-03 at the Wayback Machine", Arab News, 31 October 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012
  7. ^ "First Tourist Airport in Al Ula". Jawlah Tours. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Saudi Arabia's Al-'Ula airport to receive international flights". Arab News. 2021-03-04. Retrieved 2021-03-05.
  9. ^ Casey, David. "Flydubai Expands Saudi Arabia Network As Part of Tourism Push". Routesonline.com. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Flynas adds Dubai, Kuwait - flynas launches first direct international flights to AlUla". Thenationalnews.com.
  11. ^ "Saudia Adds Jeddah – Al Ula Link from late-Feb 2015". Routesonline.com. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Saudia to launch direct flights from Paris to AlUla". Arab News. Retrieved 13 February 2022.


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