King Khalid INternational Airport, Riyadh

The Future of Infrastructure

Located 35 kilometers north of Riyadh, King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) is the gateway to the capital. The airport is undergoing a redevelopment and expansion program to support the capital’s industrial and economic growth, and encourage tourism.

The project is part of a program led by the country’s General Authority of Civil Aviation to redevelop KKIA into a modern commercial airport designed to industry-leading standards with the ability to meet a future capacity of 30 million passengers annually. 

The program involves the construction of Terminal 5 — a 100,000-square metre terminal building — the upgrade and expansion of Terminals 3 and 4, as well as significant airfield and infrastructure upgrades to support the additional capacity.

The works were divided into three design-build packages with AECOM providing program, project and construction management services across all three. AECOM has been on site since 2013 ensuring the works are carried out efficiently and with limited disruption to the existing airport operations.