Yanbu Airport

Prince Abdul Mohsin Bin Abdulaziz international airport

مطار الأمير عبدالمحسن بن عبدالعزيز الدولي
Yanbu Airport Terminal Tower.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesYanbu
LocationYanbu, Saudi Arabia
Elevation AMSL26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates24°08′39″N 38°03′48″E / 24.14417°N 38.06333°E / 24.14417; 38.06333
Map
YNB is located in Saudi Arabia
YNB
YNB
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 10,532 3,210 Asphalt

Yanbu Airport (IATA: YNB, ICAO: OEYN) is an airport near Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. It offers both domestic and international service.

The airport's full name is Prince Abdul Mohsin bin Abdulaziz International Airport.

Operations

The airport was upgraded in late 2009 to enable it to operate international flights with newly expanded arrival and departure lounges. The contract for the airport expansion project was signed with a national company in June 2006 at a cost of SR188 million. The airport features air bridges that link passengers directly with aircraft, a first for regional airports in the Kingdom. The airport only has 2 air-bridges, Gates 1 and 2.

With passenger terminal areas of 8,500 sq. meters, the airport can take up to 500 passengers an hour. The airport also features new control towers, cargo facilities, and security and safety systems.

The ground floor features shopping areas as well as cafes offering a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, pastries, ice-cream, and other desserts. Both the first cafe and shopping area are to open to the general public. Passengers proceed through an entrance area past the shopping area and cafe to enter the ticketing area, featuring four ticket counters. Once passengers are done with ticketing, they then proceed to the left of the ticketing area to security. Security also features customs and immigration for passengers departing to international destinations. There is also another cafe and a smaller shopping area directly after check-in/security, but these are open only to ticketed departing passengers. Passengers then proceed to the second floor (via stairs and escalators).

The second floor is where the 2 air-bridge gates are located. The second floor also features a third cafe (located next to Gate #2), as well as a lounge for first and business class Saudia passengers only (located between Gates #1 and #2). Both a prayer area and public toilet facilities are located on the second floor.

On 24 December 2009, Egypt's AlMasria Universal Airlines became the first international airline to serve the airport (with flights from Cairo).

Airlines and destinations

Domestic carriers Saudia, Flyadeal and Flynas only serve the domestic destinations listed below, while domestic carrier Nesma Airlines serves one international destination. All other international destinations are served by non-Saudi airlines.

AirlinesDestinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Arabia Egypt Cairo[1]
Air Cairo Alexandria,[2] Sohag[2]
AlMasria Universal Airlines Cairo
FlyEgypt Cairo[3]
Flynas Dammam
Nesma Airlines Cairo
Nile Air Alexandria, Cairo
Hajj: Banda Aceh
Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh
Turkish Airlines Istanbul,[4] Trabzon

See also

References

  1. ^ "Flights to cairo". airarabia.com.
  2. ^ a b 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Air Cairo plans Yanbu April 2017 launch".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Liu, Jim (3 October 2019). "FlyEgypt adds Yanbu service from Nov 2019". routesonline.com.
  4. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".

External links

  • [Arabianaerospace.aero/yanbu-airport-authorised-for-international-traffic.html]
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