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Riyadh King Khaled (RUH) Airport

Riyadh King Khaled RUH Airport Overview

Riyadh King Khaled International Airport RUH - Saudi Arabia's major airport - can easily be identified from the air by its 81-meter control tower, one of the largest in the world, and by the dome of its mosque with its 39-meter minaret. Half a million square meters of landscaping surround the Airport with plants tolerant of the prevailing hot and dry environment.
While the Airport's design is modern, it reflects Islamic architecture and the Kingdom's rich culture.
The beautiful Airport Mosque can accommodate 5,000 worshipers inside and another 5,000 in the plaza outside. It also houses, off the main mosque floor, a Koran-based library. 

RUH Airport is 35 km north of the city of Riyadh, in central Saudi Arabia. Major roads to the airport are King Fahd Road, Al-Takhassousi Road and the East Interstate Highway. The entire Airport occupies an area of 225 sq.kilometers.

With 2 very long parallel runways and an estimated 15 million passengers annually, Riadh King Khaled International Airport is hub to Saudi Arabia Airlines, and is served by major international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

On-Airport Sahara Airport Hotel (tel. +966 (01) 220-4500) offers extensive conference facilities.
The King Khaled Airport terminal complex presently consists of inter-connected triangle-shaped terminals T1, T2, T3 & T4 - (as well as of a VIP Terminal, and a General Aviation Terminal).  Each of Terminals 1 - 4 is of the same size, with  8 gates each and with corresponding air-bridges. Moving sidewalks (‘travelators’) transport passengers between the three linked buildings connecting the international and domestic terminals.  The two parking structures opposite from the terminals, have in their center the KKIA Mosque.

T1 is intended for international flights - other than those by Air France, Saudia & Nas Air.
T2 is intended for international flights by Air France, Saudi & Nas Air; and
T3 is intended for domestic flights.
T4 which has been built a few years ago, but was never put into service.
T4, along with T3, are now being expanded
in order to increase annual passenger capacity to 30 million, tentatively scheduled for 2015 completion.

Services and amenities
inside the passenger terminals: Information is available at the Operations Office, staffed by bilingual attendants; shops, duty-free shops, restaurants, & cafeterias are in T1, T2 & T3; for your banking & currency exchange needs, two 24-hr banks are in T2,& ATM cash machines are in T2 & T3; a Post Office in T2. Other services include: hotel and rental car counters, first-aid stations, and offices for airlines and government departments.
Terminal 1 has a new large first/busines class lounge  - located at mezzanine level & reached by elevator.
Terminal 2 is also geting a first/business class lounge.

The VIP Terminal (the 'Royal Pavilion') - south of the Mosque and connected to it, serves high-ranking VIPs and heads of state, and is adorned with open spaces, garden areas and fountains, and a ceremonial hall connecting it to the mosque.
The stunning KKIA Mosque is the centerpiece of the terminal complex and can be recognized by its huge dome minaret; it accommodates 5,000 worshipers inside and the same amount outside.

Parking options at King Khaled Airport for both short- and long-term are available in two three-level parking garages with a total of 11,600 spaces, situated in front of the passenger terminals, to the left & rights side of the Airport mosque, and accessible via pedestrian walkways below the arrivals level roadway. Both garages have escalators, elevators & stairways. .

Rental car agencies offer services located at the parking lot entry of each hall, open 24/7.
Future Airport Developments:   In March 2013 AECOM announced that it is participating in a joint venture with NACO & HOK for the redevelopment & expansion of King Khaled Airport to meet future capacity of 30 million passengers annually.  AECOM is to provide a new processing facility; new domestic, international & swing-capability concourses; terminal renovations; new aprons; temporary facilties to maintain service during construction stages; and expanding main load center with associated utility connections.  Tentative scheduled completion of the project is 2015.


 
 
  • Address:

    Riyadh, 11483
    Saudi Arabia
  • Website for Riyadh King Khaled: http://www.gaca.gov.sa
  • Phone: +966 1 221 1000

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