Madinah’s brand new Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport was recently inaugurated by Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The first phase of the new travel hub, which covers four million square metres, will allow for a passenger handling capacity of eight million per year. This will rise to 18 million in phase two and more than 40 million in phase three.
Spanning 155,000m2, the main building comprises of 72 check-in counters, eight of which are specifically for larger luggage, as well as 24 self-check-in counters and 26 passport control counters at departures as well as arrivals.
The facility boasts six external terminals strategically located within close proximity of the Hajj terminal, with a total area of 10,000m2 and a seating capacity of 4,000.
Those using the airport will enjoy various local and international shops, restaurants and cafes as well as banking and transportation services including buses and taxis.
Adding to this, Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport features technologically advanced passenger and baggage conveyance services with 36 elevators, 28 escalators and 23 conveyor belts, all in place to facilitate and speed up the movement of passengers and luggage inside the terminals.