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King Abdulaziz International Airport

Public Park in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

About King Abdulaziz International Airport

King Abdulaziz International Airport, also known as Jeddah International Airport (IATA: JED), serves as an international gateway for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is the country's third-largest and busiest airport. Suited to the needs of pilgrims and visitors undertaking Umrah, the airport provides essential facilities and features a specially designed terminal to accommodate Muslim pilgrims embarking on the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Its operational passenger terminals include the North Terminal, the Hajj Terminal, and the newly constructed Terminal 1.

King Abdulaziz International Airport serves as the largest hub for Saudia, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, as well as for low-cost airlines like Flynas and Flyadeal.


King Abdulaziz International Airport enhances the airport experience for travellers by providing a diverse range of amenities, such as Wi-Fi access, comfortable lounges, shopping outlets, dining venues and additional services.

Facilities include:

  • World largest airport Aquarium
  • Airport Lounges
  • ATMs / Cash Machines
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bank Services
  • Shopping
  • Food / Drink
  • Luggage Storage
  • Prayer Room
  • Pharmacy
  • Mobile Charging
  • SIM Cards
  • Travel Agencies
  • Airport Transit Hotel

Lounges Include:

Saudia Al-Fursen Golden Lounge

In Terminal 1, you'll find the Al-Fursan lounge, owned by Saudia Airlines. This Lounge is split into two, one for International travellers and those flying domestically. It's a quiet spot where you can relax before your flight and grab some food, as well as hot and cold drinks.

  • Showers
  • Premium food / beverages
  • Smoking room
  • Prayer room
  • Flight information boards
  • Entertainment - TV, Magazines, Newspapers
  • Children's area
  • Printers and copiers
  • Phones
  • Internet access

Plaza Premium Lounge

The Plaza Premium Lounge is also located in Terminal 1, near Gate 39 of the international departures.

  • Local authentic and international cuisine, including Vegetarian options
  • Charging ports
  • Flight information board
  • Lounge chairs
  • Entertainment - TVs, Magazines
  • Wi-Fi

Wellcome Lounge

The Wellcome Lounge is located in the new Terminal 1 at the King Abdulaziz International Airport. This lounge is popular amongst those who are flying in Economy class or with a low-cost airline, but looking for that lounge experience.

  • 24/7
  • Disabled Access
  • Entertainment - TV, Newspapers/Magazines
  • Internet access
  • Refreshments
  • Air conditioning
  • Flight information board
  • Shoe-shine
  • Luggage storage

Nasmiles Lounge

The Nasmiles Lounge is situated in the Domestic section of Terminal 1. Owned by flynas, the lounge is accessible to all travellers for a fee, but passengers flying in flynas premium can enjoy complimentary access.

  • Food and drink
  • Internet access
  • Conference rooms
  • Shoe-shine
  • Phones
  • 24/7

First Class Lounge

The First Class Lounge is located in the North Terminal of the King Abdulaziz International Airport. It is positioned directly after the Immigration counters on the left side. It is open to passengers flying on international flights departing from the North Terminal, excluding Saudia Airlines flights.

  • Disabled Access
  • Entertainment - TV, Newspapers/Magazines
  • Internet Access
  • Refreshments
  • Air Conditioning
  • Flight Information Board
  • Telephone
  • Children's Area
  • Smoking Area

TasHeel Business Lounge

You'll find the TasHeel Business Lounge in the North Terminal, just past the security checkpoint.

  • Premium food / snacks
  • Internet access
  • Flight information boards
  • Entertainment - TVs, Newspapers/Magazines
  • Children's area
  • Printers and copiers
  • Telephones
  • Non-Smoking


King Abdulaziz International Airport or Jeddah International Airport (IATA: JED), is equipped with three runways to facilitate efficient air traffic operations. One Runway has a length of approximately 4,000 meters and is designed to handle various aircraft sizes. Running parallel to it, another Runway provides additional capacity for takeoffs and landings, also spanning around 4,000 meters. The third runway, measures approximately 3,600 meters, contributing to the airport's overall capability in managing both domestic and international flights. These runways are essential components ensuring the smooth flow of air traffic at the airport.


King Abdulaziz International Airport, also referred to as Jeddah International Airport (IATA: JED), has three passenger terminals. The North Terminal serves as a primary hub for both domestic and international flights, offering a range of amenities such as check-in counters, dining options, and lounges. The Hajj Terminal is dedicated to accommodating pilgrims traveling to Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, offering facilities tailored to their needs. Terminal 1, the newest addition, provides modern amenities and services for passengers traveling on domestic and international flights, contributing to a comfortable and efficient travel experience at the airport.

Airlines that fly to King Abdulaziz International Airport

Aegean Airlines, Afriqiyah Airways, Air Algérie, Air Arabia, AirAsia X, Air Astana, airblue, Air Cairo, Air China, Air India, Air India Express, Air Senegal, Air Sial, AlMasria Universal Airlines, AnadoluJet, Azerbaijan Airlines, Azman Air, Badr Airlines, Batik Air, Batik Air Malaysia, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Centrum Airlines, Citilink, Cyprus Airways, Daallo Airlines, Egyptair, Emirates, Eritrean Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, flyadeal, flydubai, FlyEgypt, Flynas, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Iran Air, Iraqi Airways, ITA Airways, Jazeera Airways, Jordan Aviation, Jubba Airways, Kam Air, Kuwait Airways, Libyan Airlines, Libyan Wings, Lion Air, Malaysia Airlines, Max Air, Middle East Airlines, Nesma Airlines, Nile Air, Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Qanot Sharq, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Jordanian, SalamAir, Saudia, SCAT Airlines, Scoot, SereneAir, Somon Air, SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, Sudan Airways, Syrian Air, Tarco Aviation, Thai Airways International, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Utair, Uzbekistan Airways, Vistara, Wizz Air, Yemenia

How to get to King Abdulaziz International Airport

By Driving

It takes approximately 45 minutes to drive from Jeddah city centre to King Abdulaziz International Airport. Parking options are both at the airport and in the nearby area. We recommend researching and arranging parking ahead of your travel to the airport for convenience.

By Taxi

At the airport, you have access to a range of taxi services offered by reputable companies. Moreover, you can conveniently book taxis online using platforms like Uber.

Car Rental

At King Abdulaziz International Airport, car rental services are available. When renting a car in Saudi Arabia, it's important to understand and comply with the local rules and regulations, which we recommend familiarising yourself with before making any arrangements. For non-Saudi residents planning to rent a car in the country, obtaining an International Driving Permit before arriving is crucial.

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