The airport that connects millions of pilgrims coming from all around the world for hajj every year, welcome to Medina Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Intl Airport! This thread will be dedicated for Medina Airport’s progress! WIP’s will be shared, updates, ideas, polls, and many more!
Opened in 1950, it handles domestic and international flights, while it has scheduled international services to destinations such as Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Istanbul, Cairo, and many more! Medina Airport also handles charter international flights during the Hajj and Umrah seasons. The Pilgrims for Hajj and Umrah can enter Saudi Arabia through this airport or through Jeddah Airport only. It is the fourth busiest airport in Saudi Arabia, handling 8,144,790 passengers in 2018.
Located in the heart of Al-Hejaz Mountain range across the western coast of Saudi Arabia in the beautiful city of ‘‘Al Madinah Al Munawwarah’’ in arabic (English Meaning: the radiant city).
Medina is the 2nd most holy city of islam, after Mecca. The most known landmark, ‘‘Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi’’ in arabic (English Translation: The Prophets Mosque) is one of the most important mosques in islam located in the heart of the city. Medina is a very peaceful city with kind people.
Medina used to be called ‘‘Yathrib’’ in the early age. ‘‘Masjid - Quba’a’’ in arabic (English Translation: Quba Mosque) is the first and oldest mosque in islam. Built in the 7th century Around 622 AD, it is still standing strong till this day.
- All these pictures were taken by me. I live in the city of Medina.
- WIP’s are not the final and confirmed version of the airport. Things may be changed/removed if necessary.
If you have any questions or recommendations, feel free to post it down below!
Also, thread inspired by @Average_Gamer’s Bahrain Int’l tracking thread :)