Riyadh governor attends opening ceremony for King Khalid airport terminals
Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Monday attended the opening ceremony of international travel terminals 3 and 4 at King Khalid International Airport.
On his arrival, he was received by Saleh Al-Jasser, Saudi minister of transport and logistics, as well as chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, and Abdulaziz Al-Duailej, president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation.
Prince Faisal and his companions toured the terminals, and observed the advanced technical and technological equipment at both sites.
Al-Jasser said that the two terminals will support international travel coinciding with the launch of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and also strengthen Riyadh’s position as a global connectivity hub that empowers the tourism and economic sector.
The capacity of the Kingdom’s airports has been raised and the passenger experience improved to achieve the objectives of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030, he said.
Al-Duailej said that terminals 3 and 4 will be an important addition to the airport as it seeks to reach a total capacity of 13 million passengers annually.
The two new halls incorporate the latest operating technologies, while the aviation arena has been designed to accommodate wide-body aircraft, giving the airport a competitive advantage.
The terminals’ 22 travel gates are supported by 95 counters dedicated to finalizing travel procedures, and 12 self-service machines.