Saudi Arabia’s first privately run terminal to start ops in June
King Khalid International Airport’s (KKIA) Terminal 5, Saudi Arabia’s first privately run airport terminal, will start operations by June 20, Prince Faisal Bin Bandar, the emir of Riyadh, was quoted as saying by state news agency SPA.
The terminal will begin trial operations in May before all phases would become operational by mid-June, he added.
Spread over 106,000 square meters (sqm), Terminal 5 can accommodate seven wide-bodied or 16 medium-sized aircraft at a time. It has an annual capacity of 12 million passengers, and includes 60 luggage check-in counters, 20 self-service counters and eight travel gates.
In February, GACA signed a multi-million euro contract with Ireland’s Dublin Airport Authority to manage and operate the new terminal facility at KKIA.