On Thursday, Yemen's internationally recognised government said it was ready to re-start peace talks with the Houthis after recent efforts to meet ended in failure.
Saudi-led coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki had said in a statement Friday that the Yemeni airbase targeted had been used by the Houthis to "launch drone and ballistic missile attacks".
The United Nations has listed Yemen as the country with the world's biggest humanitarian crisis, with 7 million Yemenis on the brink of starvation and cholera causing more than 2,000 deaths.
The Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen's government said on Friday it had attacked an air base in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, while rebels and pro-government forces clashed in the port city of Hodeidah to the west.
Three-quarters of Yemen's 29 million people are food insecure, 1.8 children suffer from malnutrition and 400,000 children under age 5 are in the worst stage of malnutrition - without intervention they might die.
He welcomed a call by the United Nations on Wednesday to relaunch peace talks within a month.
According to local residents, non-stop explosions are still rocking the main entrances of Hodeidah amid intensified airstrikes by Saudi-led warplanes against Houthi-controlled sites. The killing prompted critics to urge an end to American arms sales to the kingdom and a reappraisal of US military support for the Saudi-led Arab coalition that has been bombing Iranian-supported Houthi rebels, sometimes at the expense of killing civilians.
Yemen has turned into a "living hell" for all children with thousands dying every year from malnutrition and easily preventable diseases, a top United Nations official says as Saudi Arabia presses ahead with its bloodshed and atrocities in the course of its three-and-a-half-year-old war against the impoverished country. In the course of this, he demanded an end to fighting, and an immediate halt to all airstrikes against populated areas.
Yemen has been at war since March 2015 when the rebels, known as Houthis, occupied northern regions and forced the government into exile.
The coalition has deployed thousands of troops to retake Hodeidah, a vital entry point for imports and a lifeline for millions of Yemenis after more than three years of war.
Other rights groups estimate the toll could be five times higher.