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User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Are there any photographers at the Jiddah airport in Saudi? For the last few days thousands of Muslim pilgrims have arrived in the port city for the annual hajj and I'm sure there are plenty of cool planes at the airport which even has its own Haj terminal. British RAF transporters even flew in Afghans from Kabul!

Any cool pics?


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User currently offlineHias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

Hi there,

AFAIK photography is strictly forbidden @ airports in Saudi Arabia and especially @ Jiddah...

So no pictures and if there were any the photographers must have had extreme luck.



User currently offlineEmirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

While photography is strictly banned, there are plenty of spots around the perimeter of the KAAIA that you can photograph from. In fact, i recently discovered a traditional Arabic restaurant where one can relax and get an excellent view of aircraft on final approach to 34C. Excellent photo opps and reg read off.


User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 988 times:

I think potography is forbidden for amateurs, as the case with other airports (mainly in India I blv). However, there are thousands of photos for pilgrims' arrivals and departures. They jsut need to be posted on the net by an authorized person.

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User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 893 times:

isnt king abdul azziz the largest airport in the world?

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 863 times:

Riyadh King Fahd International Airport (RUH) is the largest airport in the world.


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User currently offlineQatar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 837 times:

Justplanes has video on Hajj

User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 815 times:

thanks, does anyone know of any cool planes/airlines that may have visited KAAIA in these last few days?

Did airlines like Tower do charters? Transjet?

User currently offlineBilly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 799 times:

I was out in JED last month for the start of the Haj. Nothing too exciting. Britannia's 767 in Garuda colours was about it. Yemenia, MAS, MS were all there at the Haj teminal, but nothing too exotic.

User currently offlineDeskdriver From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 768 times:


Are Tower still going.I thought they went bust?

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 751 times:


Transjet is flying with two of their three 747-200's  Smile.


Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
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