The city of Najran is located just a few kilometres away from the Yemen border. Its airport was closed four years ago for passengers following security threats.
But now that the threats have been subsided the airport is back open and it has just received its first flight in four years.
The Saudi Airlines flight took from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International airport and arrived in Najran to a unique welcome.
Water cannons were installed by the runway and when opened they formed the two swords formation that is seen on the kingdom’s emblem.
— هاني الصفيان (@H_alsufayan) May 6, 2019
Here’s the same thing from another angle
من داخل مطار نجران pic.twitter.com/9qMdkqIjm8
— ١٤٤٠ هَـ (@VO_i7) May 6, 2019
Once inside the airport, the passengers were given a warm welcome with the airport staff standing in wait with flowers.
— هيئة الطيران المدني (@ksagaca) May 6, 2019