Saudi Arabia’s NEOM airport set to receive first commercial flight on June 30

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Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation last week announced the opening of NEOM Bay Airport, which is scheduled to receive its first commercial flight on June 30 and will be the first airport to use the fifth generation (5G) wireless network service in the region.

“With the latest technologies, we are steadily moving towards the future,” the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) said on its official Twitter page.

The airport’s registration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) was approved earlier with the symbol “NUM”.

NEOM Bay Airport will conduct regular flights for investors and employees of the NEOM project.

NEOM is a planned 10,230-square-mile transnational city and economic zone to be constructed in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia close to the border of Egypt.

According to a press statement when the project was first announced in October 2017, NEOM aims to drive the transformation of the Kingdom into a leading global hub through the introduction of value chains of industry and technology.

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