Yanbu Airport

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Yanbu International Airport
Prince Abdul Mohsin bin Abdulaziz Airport
Yanbu Airport Terminal Tower.JPG
The new passengers terminal and the Control Tower of the airport.
IATA: YNBICAO: OEYN
YNB is located in Saudi Arabia
YNB
YNB
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Yanbu
Location Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 24°08′39″N 38°03′48″E / 24.14417°N 38.06333°E / 24.14417; 38.06333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 10,532 3,210 Asphalt

Yanbu Airport (IATA: YNBICAO: 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 Airport.

Operations[edit]

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 a shopping area as well as a cafe offering a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, pastries, ice-cream, and other desserts. Both the first cafe and shopping area 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.

Upon disembarkation, the passengers exit the plane via the air-bridge and then proceed downstairs to the baggage carousel. For those passengers arriving on an international flight, immigration and customs are located adjacent to the baggage carousel. The exit of the airport is also on the ground floor. Counters for car rental companies are also located here.

Smoking is prohibited inside the terminal building.

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

All the international destinations are serviced by foreign airlines; domestic carriers Saudia and Flynas only serve the domestic destinations listed below.

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
AlMasria Universal Airlines Cairo
flydubai Dubai
Flynas Dammam, Jeddah
Gulf Air Bahrain
Nesma Airlines Cairo
Nile Air Cairo
Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • arabianaerospace.aero/yanbu-airport-authorised-for-international-traffic.html
  • Airport information for OEYN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.