Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Domestic Airport

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Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Airport
مطار الأمير عبد المجيد بن عبد العزيز المحلي

IATA: ULHICAO: OEAO

ULH is located in Saudi Arabia
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Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State
Serves Al-Ula
Location Al Ula municipality
Elevation AMSL 2,047[1] ft / 624 m
Coordinates 26°29′0″N 038°7′1″E / 26.48333°N 38.11694°E / 26.48333; 38.11694
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 10,007 3,050 Asphalt

Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Domestic Airport (IATA: ULHICAO: 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 planned capacity of the airport was 100,000 passengers per year, particularly both tourists and locals.[4] The airport began operations on 31 October 2011 when the first flight from Riyadh operated by Saudia.[5] 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.[6]

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Saudia Riyadh Medina

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prince Abdul Majeed Airport, Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia". DB Air. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "OEAO — Al Ula / Prince Abdulmajeed bin Abdulaziz". ANS. 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. ^ "Opportunies". Holland Gulf Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "First flight lands at Al-Ola airport", Arab News, 31 October 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012
  6. ^ "First Tourist Airport in Al Ula". Jawlah Tours. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2012.