King Abdulaziz International Airport is a Saudi international airport located 19 km to the north of Jeddah. Named after King Abdulaziz Al Saud and inaugurated in 1981, the airport is the busiest airport of Saudi Arabia and the third-largest airport in the kingdom. The airport’s Hajj Terminal was specially built for Muslim pilgrims going to Mecca annually on the Hajj. It is one of the largest in the world, and can handle 80,000 passengers at the same time.
King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and it is one of the busiest airports in the country. The airport is situated approximately 19 kilometers (12 miles) to the north of the city center of Jeddah. King Abdulaziz International Airport is equipped with modern facilities and services, including multiple terminals, lounges, duty-free shops, restaurants, and other amenities for travelers.
The airport has several terminals, with Terminal 1 primarily handling international flights, while Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights. The North Terminal is used for flights operated by Saudi Arabian Airlines. The airport has undergone significant expansion and renovation projects to accommodate the increasing number of passengers. These projects include the construction of a new terminal and other facilities.
King Abdulaziz International Airport has multiple runways to handle a large volume of air traffic. As one of Saudi Arabia’s major international gateways, the airport serves as a hub for both domestic and international flights, connecting Jeddah to various destinations around the world. The airport is well-connected to the city and surrounding areas through various transportation options, including taxis, buses, and car rental services.