Jeddah King Abdulaziz (JED) Airport

Jeddah King Abdulaziz JED Airport Overview

Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport JED (or simply 'KAIA Airport') occupies an area of 105 square kilometers, and is Saudi Arabia's largest airport. It also serves as gateway for pilgrims to Islam's holiest cities Mecca & Medina (Mecca is 43 miles from KAIA).

JED Airport is located 19 km, or a 20-minute drive, north of the City of Jeddah, in western Saudi Arabia and close to the Red Sea, accessible from Jeddah via two motorways - Holy Madinah and Holy City of Makkah.

With three extra-long runways and an etimated 26 million passengers a year, King Abdulaziz International Airport is hub to Saudi Arabian Airlines and is served by a great number of international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all parts of the globe.

At present, King Abdulaziz International Airport has three passenger terminals - North, South and Hajj Terminals.

To get from King Abdulaziz Airport to your destination, you can rent a car, take a taxi or a limousine. Taxi stands are outside of the passenger terminals and their fares are fixed with fees posted inside the cars. Limousines can take you to Jeddah or to Mecca or Medina.

Present & future Airport Developments: 
According to Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), in November 2015  Phase 1 construction of Jeddah’s New King Abdulaziz International Airport was 80 percent complete. Upon completion of  Phase 1, capacity will increase to 30M passengers a year (30mppa) enabling all airlines to be 'handled' under one roof.  Commercial operations are to start in mid-2017, when the 720,000 sq.meter terminal with 46 gates will have facilities with new levels of passenger comfort and convenience - including 5 lounges for first- & business-class passengers, a concession /commercial area of nearly 28,000 sq.meters, and a mosque for 3,0000 worshippers.  
Furthermore -and part of Phase 1 - are a four-star hotel with 120 rooms for transit passengers; a new ground transportation center & railway station; as well as short- & long-term carparks for 23,600 vehicles.
Phases 2 & 3, designed for  55mppa to 80mppa, will be driven by demand.

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