The airport's is named 'Prince Abdul Mohsin Bin Abdul Aziz Airport'
The airport was upgraded in late 2009 to enable it to operate international flights with newly expanded arrival and departure lounges. The airport features air bridges that link passenger lounges directly with aircraft, a first for regional airports in the Kingdom.
With passenger terminal areas of 8,500 sq. meters that can take up to 500 passengers an hour, the airport features new control towers, cargo facilities and security and safety systems.