JED Airport - Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport ( Jeddah , Saudi Arabia )


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 30.1million passengers in 2016, 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.

NOTE: The consortium led by Changi Airports International CAI will operate Jeddah Airport for the next 20 years. (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 has been competed.    

  Phase 2 will proceed some time thereafter - aiming to reach a 43M capacity) - to be completed by 2025
 - A multi-level parking garage will be right in front of the passenger terminal and offer short- & long-term parking.
 - A new four-star hotel with 120 rooms is intended for transit passengers.
  Phase Phase 3 is to reach an 80M capacity - to be completed by 2035- whereupon the length of the integrated passenger terminal from check-in to end gates is to be one kilometer - served by automated people mover trains.


Jeddah, 21442
Phone: +966 2 9200 11233