King Khalid International Airport (RUH)

King Khalid International Airport is located 35 kilometers (22 mi) north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, designed by the architectural firm of Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum. it was inaugurated under the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Sanctuaries, King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, on 12 Safar 1404 A.H. corresponding to 26 November 1983 A.D.

The airport occupies an approximate area of 225 square kilometers and it includes the terminals, mosque, the control tower, and the aviation square that contains two parallel runways, each 4,200 meters (13,800 ft) long, the royal pavilion, the air cargo building, the post office, the private aviation building, in addition to land passages, aircrafts parking spaces and shopping center.

The airport is the gateway to the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it is the national air transport center. It has been constructed to meet the increasing international and local air transport requirements for Riyadh region.


King Khalid International Airport (RUH)
Name King Khalid International Airport
Address P.O.Box: 21531, Riyadh 11483, Saudi Arabia
Location located 35 kilometers (22 mi) north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Website http://www.riyadh-airport.com/
Time zone UTC/GMT +3 hours
  • 4 terminals
  • Terminal 1 is used for all international flights, except those operated by SAUDIA
  • Terminal 2 is used by SAUDIA and Nas air for their international flights
  • Terminal 3 is used for all domestic flights
  • ( The terminals are connected to each other by means of three linking buildings, These buildings are 168 metres (551 ft) long.)

Other Terminals:

  • The Royal Terminal
  • General Aviation Terminal
Runways 2


SAUDIA provides special lounges for its First and Business Class passengers, as well as, Alfrusan Gold and Silver members, and frequent travelers.