Gulf Air has officially transferred its operations to the new Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Al Madinah Al Munawarah, coinciding with the start of the airport’s test run operations and in the lead up to its formal inauguration.

Gulf Air operates a 5 weekly service linking Al Madinah Al Munawarah to the airline’s Bahrain hub, supplementing the national carrier’s multiple daily flights to and from Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh and, most recently, the airline’s 4 weekly service to both Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport – ELQ, Gassim – and Ta’if Regional Airport – TIF, Taif – which were both launched in January 2015.

Catering to passenger demand the new Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport, occupies an area of 4 million square meters and can receive up to 160 aircraft daily. The airport has 64 travel desks that will increase by a further 16 during the peak travel periods of Ramadan and Haj while its current annual capacity of 8 million passengers will increase to 12 million when it is officially inaugurated.