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Saudi's Neom airport gets commercial classification from Iata

Saudi Arabia's Neom airport, part of the $500-billion futuristic city Neom, has been awarded the 'commercial facility' classification by aviation industry body International Air Transport Association (Iata), a report said.

Neom Bay Airport is the latest addition to the kingdom's 35 hubs. Its airport code registered with the International Civil Aviation Organization is OENN, said a report in Saudi Gazette.

The airport, which is gearing up for its launch, will commence flights between Neom and Riyadh, it said.

On January 10 this year, the airport welcomed two flights by Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia).

The maiden flights, carrying 130 employees of Neom, landed at the newly-built airport, the report said.