Welcome to Riyadh Airport - King Khalid Airport

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Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (IATA: RUH, ICAO: OERK) is located 35 kilometers north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The airport serves the city of Riyadh, the capital of the country. Is the second biggest airport in Saudi Arabia, after Jeddah airport.

There are currently 35 Airlines (approx) that uses Riyadh Airport for scheduled passenger service. These Airlines offers a wide range of destinations in all over the world. In 2013, 49% of passengers used the airport for international flights.
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This airport was constructed to meet the increasing international and local air transport requirements for Riyadh. The airport that KKIA replaced, Riyadh Airport (close to the city center), is now a Royal Saudi Air Force airbase.
The passengers handled by Riyadh King Khalid International Airport is increasing every year. In 2013, 18.58 million passengers used the airport and there were 160,000 flight operations. In 2012, the airport handled 17.06 million passengers.

Terminals at King Khalid International Airport

The airport consists of 4 passenger terminals (only three of which are in use) with eight aero-bridges each:

Terminal 1: Used for international flights, except flights operated by Air France, Saudia, Middle East Airlines, Korean Air and Nas Air.

Terminal 2: Is used for international flights of Air France, Saudia, Middle East Airlines, Korean Air and Nas Air.

Terminal 3: Is used for all domestic flights.


The land area allocated for this airport is among the largest in the world. The airport occupies an area of 315 square kilometres (78,000 acres).

Some interesting data

- The Central Control Tower is one of the world's tallest.

- The Royal Terminal is only used for the Kingdoms Guests and Saudi Royal family use.

- There is a current expansion in the airport to increase the capacity to 35 million passengers.

mosque 4 Terminals and 2 runways

- The mosque is the most important structure on the airport.

Terminal Transportation

For those passengers that have to go from one terminal to another, there are moving sidewalks located in the three link buildings that connects the International and the Domestic Terminals.


Contact information

Address: Airport Road, King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Telephone:+966 11 221 1000 

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