Saudia inaugurates new operations building at KAIA International Airport

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has inaugurated its new Saudia operations building at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.

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The building, which has state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology, was inaugurated in a ceremony by His Royal Highness Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Governor of Makkah, and His Highness Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi, Governor of Jeddah.

Built entirely by Saudi Airlines Real Estate Development Company (SARED) over an area of 50,000 square meters, the two-story building can accommodate more than 1,100 employees. Throughout the building’s design, construction, and deployment stages, SARED prioritised the incorporation of and compliance with the highest safety and security standards. The environmentally friendly structure adheres to the highest international sustainability standards as well. It also aims to provide an ideal working environment that fosters productivity and innovation amongst its employees.

The building is situated near the far side of the airport, providing both pilots and cabin crew members with easy aircraft access. It is a proper mini terminal, complete with AI-powered self-boarding kiosks and five luggage carousels, as well as about 15 meeting rooms for pre-flight cabin crew briefings.

“We are eager to see the new Saudia Operations building help make our flight services, which span over one-hundred destinations in four continents, more punctual and efficient than ever before,” said Al-Omar.

“The new infrastructure is not only equipped with innovative technologies that put us right on the leading edge of the world of aviation, but also easily meets the needs of Saudia and other stakeholders throughout the airport.”