King Fahd International Airport (DMM) is the largest in Saudi Arabia and the world, with a total area of 780 square kilometers. It was designed by Yamsaki & Associates, in collaboration with Aerosystems International, and construction began in 1983 and was completed in 1999. The airport has six passenger concourses, three of which are dedicated to passenger processing, one for arrivals, one for departures, and one for domestic flights. It also has a mosque with a capacity of 200 worshippers, and a royal terminal for the royal family, VIPs, and officials.
The following studies were conducted prior to the planning and construction of King Fahd International :
- Site selection: The site was selected based on the following criteria:
- Free of air navigation obstacles
- Runways aligned with prevailing winds in the region
- Adequate space to meet future needs
- Containment of aircraft noise
- Protection of the natural environment in the region
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Projected future demand and requirements:
The airport’s future requirements were determined based on estimates of passenger and air cargo growth, in accordance with sound scientific principles.
Development of the master plan: The master plan was developed after comprehensive studies by experts, was planned to be constructed in phases.
Facilities and Services
The following facilities and services are available at King Fahd International :
- Free Wi-Fi
- Children’s area
- Currency exchange
- Duty-free shop
- Prayer rooms
- Smoking rooms
- Facilities for people with disabilities
King Fahd International Airport
King Fahd International Airport is a major hub for air travel in Saudi Arabia and the world. It offers a wide range of facilities and services to meet the needs of passengers and visitors.