Airport World - Chris LeTourneur
MXD’s Chris LeTourneur outlines what we can expect from Jeddah Airport City and explains why he believes it represents the future of airport centric development.
Jeddah Airport City at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) is arguably taking airport-centric development to a new level, enhancing the western gateway to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for business, tourism, hospitality, sports, culture, worship, education, wellness, leisure and entertainment.
Jeddah Airport City is situated directly adjacent to and connected with King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) Terminal 1, which was opened in 2019.
The 810,000 square metres (8,700,000 square feet) Terminal 1 will allow KAIA to reach a capacity of 45 million passengers per year by 2030. Expansion plans for KAIA could push this passenger capacity to 114 million passengers per year after 2035. Pre-COVID 19 pandemic, KAIA exceeded 40 million passengers in 2018.