Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport
- CAPA Analysis
- Schedule Analysis
- Route Maps
- Print Summary
- IATA Code
- ICAO Code
- Saudi Arabia
- 3299m x 60m
3800m x 60m
3690m x 45m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Arabia
Air Arabia Egypt
AlMasria Universal Airlines
Ariana Afghan Airlines
Jubba Airways K
Middle East Airlines
Pakistan International Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Shaheen Air International
Toumai Air Tchad
United Airways Bangladesh
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Canada
South African Airways
King Abdulaziz International Airport is the gateway to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and one of largest airports in the region. Hosting regional and international passenger amd cargo services for over 30 airlines, the airport is the major hub for Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Location of Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia
Ground Handlers servicing Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport
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Emirates Airline carried 15% additional passengers in the first half of 2013/2014 compared to a year ago. The growth in volume has been led by Europe and the Middle East while Australia has seen the highest percentage growth. Saudi Arabia, the UK and Thailand have received some of the largest capacity injections. India and the UK remain Emirates' two largest markets based on seat capacity, but Saudi Arabia has overtaken Germany as the third-largest while Australia overtook the US, and Thailand overtook South Africa.
In terms of the rate of growth, the standouts were Portugal, Vietnam and Zambia – all with 100%-plus growth, albeit from a low base. But Emirates saw 40-50% growth in seven other countries, including Australia, Saudi Arabia and France.
Overall, 15% passenger growth and 16% capacity growth for an airline the size of Emirates is a considerable achievement. Full year capacity growth, however, is likely to be closer to 12%, making 2013/2014 one of the slower years at Emirates in recent times. Asia will be the largest market for growth, followed by Europe and the Middle East.
In this video interview with CAPA, AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani discusses what is next for the low-cost long-haul carrier after finally securing a Kuala Lumpur-Sydney route and withdrawing services from Europe and India.
Mr Osman-Rani outlined the carrier's plans to focus on developing its existing network, with future expansion to centre around increasing frequency to existing Asian destinations with an ultimate aim of double daily frequencies across its network.
Ruling out plans to enter any new countries in the near-future with the potential exception of through partnerships like charter operations, Mr Osman-Rani noted the appeal of operating to destinations with a large catchment area, saying that the benefits of a large catchment outweigh the cost disadvantage of operating to such airports.
Jeddah-Riyadh and Dubai-Doha are by far the busiest routes to, from or within the Middle East, but there are some changes ahead. A spike in capacity on the Dubai-London Heathrow route will see it take third place, while major cities linked with Cairo will see some seasonal reductions in coming months, namely Jeddah, Riyadh and Kuwait. More seats are being added from Dubai to the key Indian cities of Delhi and Mumbai, which will see them rise up the rankings.
Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport’s (KAIA) USD7.2 billion upgrade was launched on 12-Jan-2011, marking the start of one of the most significant infrastructure investments in the Kingdom’s history, according to the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority. The KAIA project is not only an enormous investment in the region’s future, but also at the centre of a comprehensive 34-airport plan to overhaul the nation’s airport system.
Saudi-based LCC nasair is looking towards the possibility of an IPO as early as 2012 or 2013. The carrier, now Saudi Arabia’s sole LCC after the failure of Sama in Aug-2010, expects to move into profitability in 2011 and from there progress towards an IPO.
Milan’s SEA SpA plans to launch an IPO on the Italian stock exchange by the end of 2011 according to Chairman Giuseppe Bonomi. The airport operator will make a final decision on the offering once main owner, the City of Milan, approves its annual accounts.