Since most of us are frequent flyers, we’ve all had our fair share of experiences with The Kingdom’s airports. In Saudi Arabia, airports can be categorized into 4 types: international, domestic, Aramco and Military. Most of us will only be using the first two, with the latter two being for specific persons with special access and permission to use them.
|Name||Food Court||Lounges + WiFi||Landmarks||Distance from city||Telephone number|
|Riyadh – King Khalid International Airport||Yes||Al Fursan Lounge: T2 and T3.
Premier First/Business Class Lounge:T1
Plaza Premium Lounge (international flyers): Opening soon.
The indoor fountain
|35 km north of Riyadh||+966-11-2211000|
|Jeddah – King Abdul Aziz International Airport||Yes||North Terminal : First class Lounge.
South Terminal: Al Fursan Gold Lounge
Plaza Premium Lounge (international flyers) : Opening soon.
|Hajj terminal||19 km north of the city center||9211233|
|Dammam- King Fahd International Airport||Yes||Al Fursan Lounge: Gate 17 and 18.
Plaza Premium Lounge (international flyers): opening soon.
|Its own plant nursery||20 km northwest of the city||+966-13-8831000|
|Medina – Prince Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport||Yes||Plaza Premium Lounge (international flyers): Opening soon.||The canapé-like pillars||17.5 km|
|Yanbu- Prince Abdul Mohsin Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport||Yes||TasHeel Lounge
Plaza Premium Lounge(Domestic flyers): Opening soon.
|The sea view||33.8 km||+966-14-3225753|
|Al Ahsa – Al Ahsa International Airport||Yes||Al Fursan Lounge||It’s closeness to the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar.||32.5 km||+966-13-5710001|
|Abha International Airport||Yes||TasHeel Lounge
Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic flyers): Opening soon.
|The sci-fi like building and setting – May the Force be with you.||23 km|
At international airports, parking is priced at SR 3/ hour. (Day and pre-paid passes are available too.)
In regards to Wi-Fi facilities, most of the airports claim to have free Wi-Fi coverage. However, we haven’t really been able to access it – ever… If you are one of the lucky few who have unlocked the secret to accessing Wi-Fi at these airports, please share the knowledge.
- Abha Regional Airport
- Al Baha Domestic Airport
- Al Jawf Domestic Airport
- Arar Domestic Airport
- Al Qaisumah/Hafr Al Batin Airport
- Bisha Domestic Airport
- Dawadmi – King Salman bin Abdul AzizDomestic Airport Domestic Airport
- Gurayat Domestic Airport
- Ha’il Regional Airport
- King Abdullah International Airport Jizan Regional Airport
- Najran Domestic Airport
- Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Domestic Airport
- Prince Nayef Bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport
- Rabigh Regional Airport
- Rafha Domestic Airport
- Sharurah Domestic Airport
- Tabuk – Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Regional Airport
- Tabuk- Al Wajh Domestic Airport
- Ta’if Regional Airport
- Turaif Domestic Airport
- Wadi al-Dawasir Domestic Airport
The numerous amount of domestic and regional airports, allows travelling within The Kingdom extremely easy. Most of these airports are small-sized and much quieter, in comparison to the international airports listed previously.
These are airports solely for Aramco and their employees use.
- Dhahran – King Abdul Aziz airbase ( Royal Saudi Air Force base)
- Hafar Al Batin – King Khalid Military City Airport ( military base and limited domestic flights)
- Jubail – Jubail Airport (military base and private aviation)
- Jubail – King AbdulAziz Naval Base (military only)
- Ras Mishab – Ras Mishab Airport (In the Naval complex)
Private aviation airports:
- Saudi Private Aviation (SPA):
With 4 main FBOs: Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina and Dammam, they also have 22 stations in domestic airports with 60 international stations via partners.
A pioneer in business aviation services, they provide services in Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, Dammam and Yanbu.
The first private company in The Kingdom to be granted an Aircraft Operating Certificate (AOC); they specialize in everything regarding corporate aviation services.