8 Amazing Facts about Jeddah’s new Airport

1 – The King Abdul Aziz international airport covers an area of about 810,000 square meters equivalent to 7,000 football pitches. 

2 – The airport has the capacity to accommodate 30 million passengers a year.

3 – The total cost of the new King Abdul Aziz International airport is around $7 billion.

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4 – The King Abdulaziz International Airport has the largest aquarium on any airport in the world with a height of 14 meters, a diameter of 10 meters, and a capacity of 1,000,000 liters.

5 – The first flight that operated through the airport was on May 29, 2018.

6 – King Abdul Aziz International Airport has a mosque with a capacity of 3,000 worshippers.

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7 – The airport contains a 136-meter high air traffic control tower making it one of the tallest towers in the world and a road tunnel beneath the runway.

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8 – The airport has 200,000 sqm of indoor gardens to provide people a stress-free and peaceful environment, people who are on their transit can enjoy the beauty of nature without getting exhausted and tired from the travel.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.