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Airport Overview

King Abdulaziz International Airport (IATA: JED - OACI: OEJN) is the most important one in the Kingdom, being the gateway for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims to the Holy Mosque in Makkah. It is also home to the world’s fourth largest terminal in the world: the Hajj terminal, a whopping 510,000 square meters in size.


Airport Location and Contact

Country

Saudi Arabia

Province or District

Jeddah

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport

Jeddah (8 km)

Airport’s Complete Name

King Abdulaziz International Airport

Latitude

21.668708

Longitude

39.151289

Elevation (ft and m)

15 m / 48 ft

IATA Code

JED

ICAO Code

OEJN

Managing Company or Airport Authority

General Authority of Civil Aviation (CAGA)

Management Contact Person

Capt. Essam bin Fouad Nour

Tel: +966 800 116 8888

Help Desk: 920011233

Email: kaiacustomercare@kaia.gov.sa

Website: https://www.kaia.sa/en

Open From (hours)

Open 24 hours

Open To (hours)

Open 24 hours

Airport Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Ground/Cargo Handlers servicing Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport:

  • ARABASCO - Arabian Aircraft Services Co. Ltd: Originally founded in 1982, ARABASCO provides comprehensive ground handling and maintenance services for business aviation customers at airports across Saudi Arabia.
  • Saudi Ground Services Company: Saudi Ground Services Company (SGS) was established in 2011 as a result of the amalgamation of the three previous ground handling providers operating in the country; Saudi Arabian Airline Ground Services, National Handling Services and Attar Ground Handling. Today, SGS provides a range of services that include; ticketing, check-in, boarding, baggage and cargo handling, crew and passenger transport, ramp services and cabin cleaning.
  • Saudia: Established in 1945, Saudia is the national airline of Saudi Arabia and is wholly owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The airline operates a network of domestic and regional services within Saudi Arabia and the Middle East as well as Asia, Europe and North America from its main base at Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport.

Address: Saudia City, Al-Rawdah Street, Al-Khaldiah District, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Arabian Petroleum Supply Company (APSCO): Established in 1960, the Arabian Petroleum Supply Company (APSCO) is a supplier of Mobil lubricants, petroleum products, aviation fuels and marine bunkers throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company was created as a joint venture between Mobil Corporation (now Exxon Mobil) of the US and Haji Abdullah Alireza & Company (HAACO). The company became 100% Saudi owned when Exxon's 49% share was acquired in 2007. APSCO Aviation provides aviation fuel at 24 airports throughout the country is also a long-term supplier of fuel to national carrier, Saudia. APSCO is the sole supplier of aviation fuel at Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport.

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Performance for 2021


Per Year

Per Month

Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

96041

8000

266

Total Passengers

12,187,411

1,015,617

33,854

Current Activity of the Airport (MT)

193,399.7

16,115

535

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

None

None

None

Runways

Runway #16C/34C

Runway Dimensions

3299.5 m x 60 m

Orientation

158°/338°

Surface

Concrete.

Runway #16L/34R

Runway Dimensions

3999.9 m x 60 m

Orientation

157°/337°

Surface

Asphalt

 

Runway #16R/34L

Runway Dimensions

Length (3799.9 m) X Width (60 m)

Orientation

158°/338°

Surface

Asphalt

Helicopter Pads

Available permanent and movable helicopter pads at King Abdulaziz international airport that are suitable for all types of Helicopters and charter aircrafts. It is also worth mentioning that according to the Saudi Laws any tower exceeds 25 floor must have a helicopter pad on the roof top.  

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax Transport to Airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

Yes

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes



Customs Guidance

For more information on customs in Saudi Arabia, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information. 

Storage Facilities

The cargo centre has a 75,000 square-metre cargo handling capacity, with a fully automated storage system with 700 positions for unit load devices (ULDs) and six elevating transfer vehicles (ETVs) at the facility. The cargo centre has 33 conveyor lines that form the interface to the airside. It also has around 50 build-up and break-down workstations for containers of various sizes. Also Saudia Cargo has inaugurated its modern cold storage facility for pharmaceuticals and medicines at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to meet increasing demand for sensitive, temperature-controlled shipments. The centre ships and stores pharmaceuticals using active temperature control containers, which require advanced passive solution technology, especially for products needing transportation between +2-8C and +15-25C. 

The new facility boasts a 1010 m2 pharmaceutical handling space with double operational capacity and conforms to the international standards of World Health Organization, the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use as well as the local standards of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.

Airfield Costs

Navigation, Cargo Terminal, and Air-Bridge Charges

The regulation for the civil aviation Tariff in all the Saudi’s airports can be found via the following links: https://www.gaca.gov.sa/scs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobheadername1=Content-isposition&blobheadervalue1=inline&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1442844130280&ssbinary=true

& https://www.gaca.gov.sa/web/en-gb/content/tariff.

Fuel Service Charges


Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1

$0.87 – as of April 2022

Avgas

N/A

Security

Security of the airport is managed by Aviation Security. The security is good; all accesses for passengers, freight, services and maintenance units are controlled, and all official personnel are required to wear identification badges. Passenger monitoring and luggage x-rays are in place at all access points before accessing the flights check in terminal.