Airports in Saudi Arabia |

Airports in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia they allow internal flights within the country as well as internationally.

Posted on

26 September 2013

Last updated on 7 May 2018
Airports in Saudi Arabia

If you’re flying and taking an electronic device with you ensure that it is charged before getting to the airport

As part of increased security at certain airports, and for passengers travelling to certain destinations, security personnel may require passengers to turn on their electronic devices including mobile phones, laptop computers, tablets and e-readers among others. If the devices do not have power, they will not be allowed on the aircraft and will be couriered to the passenger’s destination, at their expense.

Airports and destinations where checks will take place remain unconfirmed by officials. This means that all passengers should be prepared to have their mobile phones checked by security staff at the security check area, and at the gate. The checks will be random.

Passengers will be informed of the new regulations at the check-in desk and they will be given ample opportunity to either stow their electronic devices into their hold luggage or to retrieve a charger from their hold luggage.
We recommend that you ensure that your electronic devices are fully charged before you depart for the airport. Always carry a charger in your hand luggage. Bigger airlines aircraft have USB and plug points in every seat making charging your phone easier.

Plug points can be found at airports around the world, you may have to carry an adapter plug with you. If you find yourself with an uncharged phone see if there is an electronics retailer nearby that will allow you to use one of their chargers to give your mobile phone a bit of battery life. Many airports have charging stations installed with power cables that fit all the major smartphone brands.

How you can conserve your mobile phone battery

  • If you own a smartphone turn it to “Airplane mode” when charging, your phone will charge faster.
  • Turn your cellular data off and use only Wifi, if you’re in an area with Wifi. Your battery will last twice as long.
  • If you turn your wifi and cellular data off, your phone battery life will be extended considerably.
  • Avoid playing games on your mobile phone.

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Saudi Arabia is a big country and there are many airports that enable people to travel from one part of the country to another and allow international visitors doing the Hajj or coming into the Kingdom for business comfortable and safe passage. The airports are all equipped with the latest technology that meets worldwide aviation standards. They are also home to Saudi Airlines.

Airports in Saudi Arabia

International Airports

King Abdulaziz International Airport
Tel: +966 9200 11233
KAIA is at the forefront of the transformation process, as the leading airport in KSA, serving Jeddah, the Kingdom’s commercial centre and of course the entry point for pilgrims to Makkah and Madinah, the two holy cities of Islam. Opened in 1981, KAIA covers a large area of 105 sq km and incorporates a range of existing facilities : three parallel runways, two main passenger terminals, the iconic tented structure of the Hajj Terminal, the Royal Terminal, General Aviation Terminal, Cargo Terminal, a military logistics base and the necessary support facilities and infrastructure.
Jeddah is also the home base for Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), who have a major and growing stake in airport facilities and who are also undergoing their own transformation from legacy carrier to commercially-driven and focused airline.

King Fahd International Airport
Tel: +966 3 883 4444
King Fahd International Airport, located 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, is the largest airport in the world (in terms of area). The airport's basic infrastructure was complete by the end of 1990. The General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia finally opened the new Dammam King Fahd International Airport on 28 November 1999 to commercial traffic, and all airlines transferred their operations from Dhahran International Airport, which had been in use until then. The new Dammam airport serves the entire Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia and in particular, the growing urban complex made up of Dammam, Dhahran, Al Khobar, Qatif, Ras Tanura, while its catchment area also covers Jubail with a total population of about 2.5 million served. The airport is the third major hub for Saudi Arabia.

King Khaled Int'l Airport
Tel: +966 11 221 1000
King Khaled International Airport was inaugurated under the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Sanctuaries, King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, on 12 Safar 1404 A.H. corresponding to 26 November 1983 A.D. The airport represents the air gate and the beating heart of the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the center of the national air transportation system. It was established with a maximum capacity to meet the increasing needs of the international and domestic air transportation of Riyadh City. In harmony with the civilizational environment of the Kingdom, the airport's location reduces noise and air pollution, protects Riyadh City from the safety risks and agrees with the planned growth of the city. Its design conforms to the Islamic heritage and the natural beauty of the desert.

Prince Mohammad Bin AbdulAziz Int'l Airport
Tel: +966 4 842 0000
Al-Madinah International Airport since its opening in 1972 (1392 H) is situated North-East of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah at a distance of 15 km from city centre. The airport is witnessing an ever-increasing expansions and continuous development programs since its foundation and until to date is receiving pilgrims and visitors to the Prophet's Mosque. The importance of Al-Madinah Airport has originated from the importance of the Holy City of Al-Madinah. As it is one of the most important airports in the Kingdom, we endeavour to develop Madinah Airport as an International Airport, particularly to promote it as an "entry/exit" hub for the pilgrims and visitors to the Prophet's Mosque. Embodying these aspirations and reassuring the stature of this holy city the official approval of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques are granted to convert Madinah Airport from Domestic Airport to an International Airport taking into consideration the importance of air transportation role that playing in rendering the services to pilgrims and visitors to the Prophet's Mosque.

Airports in Saudi Arabia

Regional Airports

Taif Airport
Taif airport was established in 1366 AH and was officially declared opened when the plane landed Dakota eyeball famous founder of King Abdul Aziz, may God rest his soul. Building lounges current was created several decades ago to accommodate 300 passengers per hour, and with development projects and Improvement been expanded lounge travel with an area of 3,800 square meters, rising capacity to 900 passengers per hour, with the allocation of lounge arrival and departure for international flights through which various services needed by the traveler.

Ta’if Regional Airport airport is located 30 km, to the east, of Taif and 70 km from Mecca. The airport is considered important in Saudi aviation history as it witnessed the first landing of Ibn Saud, founder of the Kingdom, plane. It was converted to a regional airport in 2009 when GACA transformed allowed international airlines to operate at the airport as the city's population was increasing and to reduce pressure on the three main airports at the time.

Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport
Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport, formerly Qassim Regional Airport and widely known in the air-travel industry as "Gassim" (from Al-Qassim Province in which it lies), is an airport in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia. It was renamed to Prince Nayef Bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport after a decree given by King Abdullah on 5 July 2012, for the memory of former Crown Prince Nayef.

The airport was established in 1964. It is owned and operated by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). The airport is 30 km west of Buraidah, capital of the Qassim province.

Al-Jawf Domestic Airport
Al-Jawf Domestic Airport is an airport serving Sakakah (also known as Al-Jawf or Al-Jouf), a city in Al Jawf Province, Saudi Arabia. The nearest airport is Gurayat Domestic Airport.

The airport resides at an elevation of 2,261 feet (689 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,661 by 45 metres. The airport includes an airport lounge passengers, a for passenger service area up to 2.812 square meters and an arrival and departure lounge, and a travel and equipped with all the needs of the traveler and to ensure that facilitate the process move smoothly inside the airport, and includes building the passenger terminal offices for the management of the airport, Saudi Arabian Airlines, and other government departments operating at the airport.