King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh to build new premium lounge

King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh to build new premium lounge

King Khaled International Airport, the hub serving the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, is expected to build a new premium lounge for first and business class travelers, reports Arab News.

The new facility is expected to serve the roughly 140,000 first and business class passengers who fly through Riyadh on 36 different foreign airlines each year. At nearly 12,000 square feet, the lounge will have space for more than 150 people at a time.

"It would include a special catering service, a rest area, a family section and a business center," said Vincent Chan, chief executive officer of lounge developer Adel Abuljadayel Flight Catering Company. Additionally, the facility will feature two prayer halls for men and women and will allow visitors to go through immigration formalities smoothly.

Saudi Arabian Airlines, the largest carrier at King Khaled International Airport, is expected to create similar lounges in two other terminals. The national carrier currently operates service from Riyadh to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport.

By Jason Faulkner

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