At King Khalid International Airport, we are committed to providing our travelers with the high quality of service towards making their journey through the airport safe, enjoyable and memorable


King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) was opened for operations in late 1983. It is located 35 kilometers (22 mi) north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, designed by the architectural firm HOK, and the Saudi Arabia Bechtel Company (Sabco) Limited served as the Construction Manager on behalf of the Saudi government.

This airport consists of 5 passenger terminals with 40 aero-bridges each, car parking for 11,600 vehicles, an additional Royal Terminal, a central control tower and two parallel runways, each is 4,260 meters (13,980 ft.) long.

The land area allocated for this airport is the second largest in the world after King Fahd International Airport. The airport occupies an area of 375 square kilometers (93,000 acres)

Riyadh Airports Company is a newly established company as a part of the privatization program of the aviation sector in Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh Airports is now managing and operating King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in the Saudi capital, and is working on upgrading the KKIA infrastructure and expanding with new services and facilities.

Expansion in KKIA facilities will include operating terminal 6, which could be the largest in the Middle East. We in Riyadh Airports are committed to working closely with our partners and stakeholders on both local and global levels, to ensure that consumer satisfaction is exceeded by pleasant, safe, and efficient services.

Facts About KKIA

Year of Establishment


Total Airlines

51 Airlines

Annual Flights

210 K

Annual Passengers

25.3 Million

Parking Spots


Air Transport Movement

209.5K ATM


5 Terminals

Air Bridges

40 Air Bridges