Saudi defences destroy two Houthi drones targeting Abha airport: news agency
State-run SPA cited a statement from the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group which controls most of northern Yemen.
The airport has been targeted several times in previous years.
The coalition intervened in Yemen in early 2015 to shore up the government after Houthi fighters seized the capital Sanaa months before.
Yemen's seven-year-old conflict has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions.
(Reuters contributed to this report)