2001 News Story

London-Sydney air race to make stop at Hail

The airport at Hail in the north of the Kingdom is ready to receive aircraft planning to make a stop there during the current London-Sydney air race. Governor of Hail Province Prince Saud bin Abdulmohsin bin Abdulaziz has issued directives for reception committees to facilitate the task of participants in the race, which started in London, U.K. on March 11 and will end in Sydney, Australia on April 6. The aircraft, representing 25 different models, stop over at 28 airports on the way, following the 'Kangaroo Route' traveled by early pioneering pilots. There are 142 competitors, including 19 women, from eight countries: U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Canada, Portugal, Switzerland and the United States.