Ctbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
Nice! I flew through JED several times about 10 years ago and although archetectually striking in its current form it's way too cramped, and the planeside buses were a real pain! The new design is a big improvement.
Anywone know if the Hajj terminal remain where it is or will the new termial have the capacity to replace it?
PS: I also flew through RUH once. Has to be the most beautiful airport terminal I ever visited!
The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1619 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2460 times:
My first response on the forum after months literally....but this is lovelyyyy stuff...Jidda definately needs a newlook airport. I love that they put classic exotic Jaguar XJ220 in the driveway area ....and wats is up with all those Northwest 747's !
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2177 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2433 times:
Looks awesome! Middle Eastern airports have a history of repsonding to need with investment, and this looks to be no exception. I like that the existing terminal is integrated into the new plan, serving as the central building. Very impressive indeed.
I'm assuming the layout will follow the precedent set by King Khalid International in Riyadh... one wing of the terminal for Saudia and the other for everyone else. Will the Haj terminal continue to function in its once-a-year role?
Looks the Middle East is the new "Asia" of airport construction - between Dubai, Doha, Cairo, Tehran (if they ever open it), Bahrain and the recently rebuilt Beirut and Tel Aviv, there's lots of construction going on.