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Riyadh T5

King Khalid International Airport’s Terminal 5 to Open in June

Saudi Arabia’s first privately run airport terminal is set to open in the middle of June 2016, Emir of Riyadh Prince Faisal Bin Bandar yesterday.

Terminal 5 at King Khalid International Airport, Saudi Arabia’s second largest airport after King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, will start experimental operations this month.

The 106,500 m2 Terminal 5 has the capacity to accommodate more than 16 light-bodied or eight wide-bodied aircraft at a time and 12 million passengers a year.

It has 60 counters for luggage check-in; 20 self-service counters; five new luggage belts with a total length of 415 meters; 30 elevators; 19 escalators; and 6 electronic moving walks. The first and business class halls cover an area of 2,138 m2.

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) will and operate the terminal for an initial five-year period after  beating competition from five other aviation companies from Europe, Asia and Africa.