Jeddah King Abdulaziz (JED) Airport
Jeddah King Abdulaziz JED Airport Overview
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 28 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.
- A new wind blows at Jeddah Airport, as employees are ordered to 'shape up or ship out'.
- By 2020 it is intended to privatize all of Saudi Arabia's airports.
Present & future Airport Developments: Jedda Airport is being upgraded in three phases:
Phase 1: The Terminal will cover an area of 720,000 sq.meters, with 46 gates for international flights, will have 94 air bridges (with a distance between check-in & farthest gates of one kilometer - to be covered by the automated people mover train); a Ground Transportation Center & the Haramain Airport railway station near the terminal entrance and an automated people mover station.
- The newly integrated passenger terminal 's construction and testing of all equipment should be completed year-end 2016 - scheduled to be fully operational by 4th quarter 2017, when it will have a capacity of 30M passengers a year.
- The multi-level parking garage will be right in front of the passenger terminal and offer short- & long-term parking.
- The four-star hotel with 120 rooms is intended for transit passengers.
- Main Rescue & Fire Fighting Building, Data Center, & Onsite Airport Mosque.
Phase 2 (capacity 43M ) and Phase 3 (capacity 80M ), are to be completed by 2025 & 2035, respectively.