New check-in facility located outside the airport to cut passenger waiting times
A new city terminal for passengers travelling on state-run Saudi Airlines (Saudia) is set to open at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah on Wednesday.
The new check-in facility, located outside the airport on Prince Saud Al-Faisal Street, allows passengers travelling from Jeddah with Saudia to check-in for their flight, drop baggage and then proceed directly to airport security checks.
The city terminal, with five check-in counters, aims to cut waiting times for passengers in queues and is the first of its kind to be opened outside the airport.
After it opens on Wednesday, the terminal will operate from 10am to 6pm during week days, Mansour Al-Otaibi, public relations manager of Saudia said.
Checked-in passengers will be issued boarding passes and baggage claim tags, and they can directly proceed to security screening on reaching the airport, Al-Otaibi said.
“Our new city check-in facility will be a great value addition for our passengers, helping them to reduce the amount of time they need to spend at the airport and making the process of flying just a little more hassle-free”, he added.
This will be Saudia’s the third city check-in terminal, after similar openings in Dammam and Riyadh.