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
Air Transport Movement
40 Air Bridges