Test runs are being conducted at the new Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah.
A Saudi Arabian Airlines domestic flight coming from Riyadh landed at 11 am as part of the test run.
The trial operations were to start last week but were postponed by a sandstorm that hit various parts of the country and led to the suspension of domestic and international flights. Most of the flights will be operating from the new airport while some will be operating from the old premises, as both facilities will be operational with passengers intimated which airport they would be landing or taking off.
GACA said the trial operation of the airport would run for a limited period of time until its formal launch. “The test run aims to assess readiness of all systems, tools and organs as a prelude for the commercial operation of the airport, which will have an annual capacity of eight million passengers in the first phase,” GACA said.