Jeddah Airport - KAIA (JED)

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Jeddah Airport (IATA: JED, ICAO: OEJN), officially named King Abdulaziz International Airport or simply KAIA airport, is the international airport serving the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Is the busiest airport of the country and is located 19 km far away from Jeddah city.

Saudia is the busiest airline at Jeddah airport managing flights with more than 80 airlines during all year. Most airlines that operate at JED airport has seasonal and Hajj flights.

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The JED airport serves as a hub for Flynas and Saudia airlines. The terminal is also used by Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air and Kenya Airways. The North Terminal at Jeddah airport is used by all other foreign airlines.
In 2015, Jeddah airport handled more than 30 million passengers, and there’s planned a future project that calculates that the airport is going to be able to handle 60 million to finally manage 80 million passengers per year.


Jeddah airport has three terminals: North Terminal, South Terminal, Hajj Terminal and an exclusive VIP Terminal.


- North Terminal: handles flights of foreign airlines.

- South Terminal: handles all domestic flights and some international ones.

- Hajj Terminal: handles passenger pilgrims that annually travel to Mecca.

- VIP terminal: only reserved for the use of kings, heads of state, official guests and other VIPs.


Unlike other airports, King Abdulaziz Jeddah Airport only allow to enter to the buildings airport passengers. Non-travellers are banned to enter to the arrival halls or the departure area. Some areas and facilities are separated between men and women. 

Facilities and Services

Economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first class lounges.

There is an Airport’s Hotel next to Jeddah airport and there are some in its surroundings.

Free WiFi is available at Jeddah Airport in the North and South Terminals.

There are also:

- ATM’s and Cash Machines

- Currency Exchange

- Duty Free & Shops (alcohol is not allowed to be sold)

- Restaurants and Coffee shops

- Prayer Room


Seasonal Flights

Most airlines that operate at JED airport has seasonal and Hajj flights. Hajj flights attend the Islamic pilgrims that go to Mecca, more than 80,000 passengers annually at the same time.  


- Bus: Some public buses link Jeddah airport to Jeddah, Makkah and Medina.


- Taxis: Taxis wait outside the King Abdulaziz Airport Jeddah. Taxi rates are fixed and we recommend you to confirm the taxi fare with the taxi driver before start the run to your destination. Please, make sure that you are picking up a licenced taxi.


- Limousine: Some different limousine companies offer their services to passengers arriving at Jeddah airport. The limousine offers fixed rates according to the distance to various residential and business areas.

The majority of these limousines provide transportation to Jeddah, Makkah and Medina.  

Jeddah airport in numbers

- It is located 19 km north of Jeddha

- It has 3 Terminals: North, South and Hajj.

- It has one exclusive VIP terminal for kings, heads of state and official guests.

- Hajj terminal can handle up to 80 million pilgrims that go to Mecca annually


Contact Information

Address: King Abdulaziz International Airport Northern Terminal for Foreign Airlines, King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah Saudi Arabia

Phone: +966 9200 11233 

All enquiries phone: +966 (0)2 684 2227



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