1990 Eastern Provinces of Saud Arabia, near Dhahran
King Fahd Int'l Airport
The terminal complex is planned to accommodate two major passenger terminals: one for Saudi Arabia’s national air carrier, and the other for foreign air carriers. The two terminals and their concourses will face each other across a central area developed in the manner of a park extending for almost a mile between the aircraft crosstaxiways at each end of the complex. The park will contain a control tower and support building at its base, a low, broad parking structure, and a mosque set in a plaza surrounded by formal gardens on the roof of the parking structure remote from this central terminal complex, there is another terminal - a royal pavilion - for use by the King, his entourage, and foreign dignitaries. The West Terminal - first of the two to be constructed is planned to handle 11.6 million passengers per year by 1995 and 16.2 million passengers by 2005. It is characterized by a monumental portico on the land-side which emphasizes a gesture of welcome to passengers on both the arrival and departure levels. The airside consists of a linear concourse which provides access to and from the aircraft through 31 contact gates.