Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

1 Jan 2018

High-speed rail takes minister on first Madinah-Makkah journey

Dr. Nabil Al-Amoudi, minister of transport and chairman of Saudi Railway Organization and Saudi Railways Company (SAR), on Sunday took the first 450km full journey of the high-speed Haramain train. The non-stop journey went from Madinah station to Makkah station to examine the readiness of the project before commercial operation of the service.

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28 Dec 2017

Jeddah international airport to open in May 2018

The head of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdul Hakim Al-Tamimi, has announced that the initial opening and pilot operations of the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah will be in May 2018. The announcement came on the sidelines of the Reconstruction of Makkah Region Conference on Wednesday.

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