International Flights for Tabuk

SAUDI ARABIA’S General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) is considering proposals from three carriers wanting to commence international flights into Tabuk Regional Airport.  This follows the completion of a modernisation programme at the facility and its reopening to traffic on April 18.  The improvements cost $64.5 million and included a runway refurbishment and the construction of a new terminal.
In 2010, the airport handled 680,000 passengers, entirely carried by Saudi Arabian Airlines on domestic flights.  But GACA has confirmed that it has been approached by flydubai, AlMasria Universal and Nile Air with a view to them offering services from Dubai and Cairo.