Jeddah’s new King Abdulaziz International Airport is expected to become fully operational in the coming Ramadan, according to General Civil Aviation Authority (GACA) spokesman Ibrahim Al-Ruasa.
Currently, the number of flights has been increased by adding 13 new international stations, bringing the total to 27. The number of departing and arriving flights at the airport has reached 4,900 with 654,000 passengers on board, Al-Ruasa said.
Over 2.5 million passengers have been transported on board 30,000 flights since the beginning of the operation of Terminal-1 at the airport in May 2018.
Al-Ruasa said there are many complaints by the new airport users about the SR10 per hour parking fee, which they deemed high, especially since parking fee at the old airport was just SR3 per hour, Al-Ruasa said that there is a 50 percent discount if the fee is paid via the self-service machines.
Hence, the fee will be SR5 per hour or part of it if paid via the machines. Al-Ruasa urged airport users to avail of the technology at the airport, amid a keenness to facilitate traffic flow in the parking lots.