To support and work towards a successful opening in Saudi Arabia’s largest and busiest airport, we are working with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to provide ORAT and operational support services for the New Terminal 1 at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.
The mega project consists of a new 810,000 square meter terminal building that will serve 30 million passengers per year. The terminal includes an advanced baggage handling system, over 28,000 square meters of retail / food and beverage space, and an advanced airport people mover system. Additionally, a range of support facilities will help service the new terminal, including a new air traffic control tower, fuel farm, load centres, data centres, multi-story car park with 8200 car park spaces, landside and airside fire stations, and more.
We’ve delivered ORAT and operational support services for the phased opening of the new terminal. The AECOM team, alongside expert sub-consultants in the industry, have helped bridge the gap between construction completion and operations to provide a successful transfer in flight operations and activation of airport terminal facilities.
We have implemented a holistic ORAT approach within the new terminal which includes working closely with the client and the many stakeholders to assure the readiness and functionality of all facilities, infrastructure and systems, along with a focused approach on human resources such as familiarization and training of staff, and the overall identification of manpower requirements and planning.
In addition, we mobilized several key experts in various operational areas to supplement KAIA during and after the opening of each phase including within the airside, terminal and landside operations. The full opening is planned for the first quarter of 2020 in line with the construction completion schedule.