The Mecca (Makkah) airports map shows all the airports around Mecca (Makkah). This airports map of Mecca (Makkah) will allow you to determine which airport you will used to leave Mecca (Makkah) in Saudi Arabia. The Mecca (Makkah) airports map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The nearest major airport is King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED / OEJN) as you can see in Mecca (Makkah) airports map. This airport has international and domestic flights from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and is 97 km from the center of Mecca (Makkah), Saudi Arabia. Another major airport is Ta’if Regional Airport (TIF / OETF), which has international and domestic flights from Ta'if, Saudi Arabia and is 109 km from Mecca (Makkah), Saudi Arabia.
Most pilgrims access the city through the Hajj terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport or the Jeddah Seaport, both of which are in Jeddah as its shown in Mecca (Makkah) airports map. A high speed inter-city rail line ( Haramain High Speed Rail Project also known as the "Western Railway"), is under construction in Saudi Arabia. It will link along 444 kilometers (276 mi), the Muslim holy cities of Medina and Mecca (Makkah) via King Abdullah Economic City , Rabigh , Jeddah and King Abdulaziz International Airport. It will be built by a business consortium from Spain
Mecca (Makkah) is not served by any airport, due to concerns about the city safety. It is instead served by the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah (approx. 70 km away) internationally and the Ta’if Regional Airport (approx. 120 km away) for domestic flights as its mentioned in Mecca (Makkah) airports map. Planes are not permitted to fly over Kaaba to prevent any attacks which have been happening recently.
The map of Mecca (Makkah) airport presents the main international airport of Mecca (Makkah). This international airport map of Mecca (Makkah) will allow you to determine by which terminal and gate you will arrive or leave Mecca (Makkah) in Saudi Arabia. The airport Mecca (Makkah) map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) ( Arabic : مطار الملك عبدالعزيز الدولي ) ( IATA : JED , ICAO : OEJN ) is an aviation facility located 19 km to the north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as you can see Mecca (Makkah) international airport map. Named after King Abdulaziz Al Saud , the airport is Saudi Arabia third largest air facility and busiest airport by passenger. The airport occupies an area of 15 square kilometers. Beside the airport proper, this includes a royal terminal, facilities of the Royal Saudi Air Force, and housing facilities for the airport staff. Construction work on KAIA airport began in 1974, and was finalized in 1980. Finally, on May 31, 1981, the airport opened for service after being officially inaugurated in April 1981. Because of Jeddah proximity to Islam holy city of Mecca / Makkah , the airport stands for one feature in particular: the Hajj Terminal specially built to handle foreign pilgrims destined for Makkah to take part in the rituals associated with the annual Hajj.
Many airlines from Muslim and non-Muslim countries have used the Hajj Terminal, providing the capacity needed to carry pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. It was designed by Fazlur Rahman Khan of the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM) and engineered by Horst Berger while at Geiger Berger Associates. The North Terminal at Jeddah international airport is used by all foreign airlines. The South Terminal was reserved for the exclusive use of Saudia until 2007, when the privately owned Saudi carriers Nas Air and Sama Airlines were also given permission to use it. Jeddah-KAIA airport serves as a major hub for Saudia as its shown in Mecca (Makkah) international airport map.
The Jeddah international airport Hajj Terminal is estimated to be, at five million square feet (465,000 m²) as its mentioned in Mecca (Makkah) international airport map, among the world largest air terminals after Beijing Capital International Airport , Dubai International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport . It covers over 100 acres (405,000 m²) and is known for its tent-shaped roof. Terminal 3 roof is not actually a tent, but a white colored fiberglass . The Hajj Terminal offers pilgrims many facilities, including a mosque, and can accommodate 80,000 travelers at the same time.