Special room for Girls at Riyadh Airport Saudi Arabia
RIYADH: The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced that it plans to open its fifth terminal at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on Sunday. According to a media report on Tuesday, the new terminal will have special rooms for women smokers next to those for men, in addition to extractor fans that would remove all harmful second-hand smoke.
GACA plans to appoint women supervisors throughout the terminal, including rooms for searching passengers. Females would now have their own metal detectors to check their bags, rather than use those for men.
There have been no major design changes to the new terminal, which consists of two floors for departures and arrivals. It was also announced that there would be an SR86 fee for international passengers, which GACA said would be used for developing local airports.
The annual capacity of the airport would be 12 million passengers. It can accommodate seven big jets or 16 medium-sized ones, eight terminal gates and five conveyors for baggage. The terminal contains 80 counters to check in baggage and the other 20 for self service.