Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport won the award for the best regional airport in the Middle East, for the second year in a row.
Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Airport
The Madinah Region Development Authority announced that Prince Mohammed Airport won the award for the best regional airport in the Middle East, for the second year in a row, according to the classification of Skytrax, which specializes in airline classification.
This achievement confirms the airport’s commitment to providing the best passenger experience, in addition to achieving a level of leadership and excellence, under the supervision of the General Authority of Civil Aviation.
It is noteworthy that the city’s airport obtained, at the end of last year, a certificate of health accreditation for safe travel granted by the Airports Council International (ACI), and this came after being evaluated by the health measures related to the Corona pandemic.
About the airport
It is Madinah’s main airport, and it is about 15 km away from it in the northeast direction.
Its importance is increasing as it is the air gate for Muslims to the Prophet’s Mosque, and one of the entry and departure points for pilgrims and Umrah pilgrims from abroad.
The airport was established in 1945 and its beginnings consisted of two tents and a paved place with several dirt side lanes allowing the landing of small aircraft such as the Dakota and Bristol,
Then the airport was developed and its area increased to 12,000 square meters and it received all planes after it was used as an internal airport at the beginning of its construction.
International flights were restricted to it during the Hajj season only and the significant increase in the number of flights during the Hajj and Umrah seasons led to its transformation into an international airport in 2006.