Smoking to be banned in Saudi airports

October 20, 2010

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, who serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Civil Aviation Authority, has approved the Authority’s new regulation to prohibit smoking inside the Kingdom’s airports and their facilities. The regulation is based on a previous Cabinet decision. According to the Authority’s President, Abdullah bin Mohammed Nour Rahimi, all airports are being instructed to implement the directive beginning on 01/12/1431H [approximately 11/7/2010]. A fine of SR 200 [$53.33] will be imposed on any violators of the smoking ban.

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