Jeddah Airport Informational Guide to King Abdulaziz International Airport - KAIA (JED) - Non Official

Jeddah Airport Terminals

King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) is the main gateway to Jeddah and Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Saudia is the busiest airline with more than 80 destinations during all year. Most airlines operate seasonal and Hajj flights. 


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

Jeddah Airport consists of the following terminals: 

Terminal 1

Jeddah Airport Terminal 1 is going to replace the existing terminals as the sole facility in the airport.

It handles both domestic and international flights.

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North Terminal

Jeddah Airport North Terminal handles international services.

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South Terminal

Jeddah Airport South Terminal is closed since June 2020. 

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Hajj Terminal

Jeddah Airport Hajj Terminal is in charge of all flights to Mecca and Umrah on pilgrimage season.

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VIP Terminal

The VIP Terminal is exclusively reserved for the use of the kings, heads of state and official guests.

Inter-terminal transportation

There isn’t any mean of transportation to transfer between terminals. Since terminals are located far from each other, it is needed to take a taxi.

Shuttle buses transfer passengers from Jeddah Airport Terminal 1 to the other existing terminals.

Present & future

Jeddah Airport Terminal 1 has been operational since 2018.

The aim is to replace the existing terminals, North Terminal and South Terminal, to handle both domestic and international operations in a single terminal.

New features: One of highest control towers in the world, control center for operations of the terminal, safety and security systems, information centers, a mosque, among others.

The Hajj and Umrah Terminal Complex will remain open for pilgrimage.

The long-term goal of KAIA is to handle more than 80 million passengers per year by 2035.