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12 Sep 2019 | 12:41 PM UTC

Saudi Arabia: Runway at Jeddah Airport (JED) closed September 12

Saudi Arabia News Alert

A plane incident prompts closure of runway at Jeddah Airport (JED) September 12; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Jeddah


An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 rejected take-off following an engine failure, resulting in the explosion of several of its tires at Jeddah Airport (JED) on the morning (local time) of Thursday, September 12. The incident has caused the closure of a runway for eight hours due to clearing procedures to remove the aircraft.

Residual disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations, are possible at JED over the coming hours. 


Travelers flying to or from JED are advised to monitor developments to the situation, confirm flight reservations prior to leaving for the airport, and to contact their airline for further information.


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