Jeddah Airport Branded Second Worst in the World

October 21st 2014 / News

Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport has been branded the second worst airport in the world by the travel website SleepingAirports.net.

The website recently unveiled its annual list of the world’s worst airports. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz International Airport came second on the list, with travellers blaming the lack of services, rude immigration officers, lengthy queues and uncomfortable metal chairs. The airport was Jeddah-airportalso ranked first in the website’s “Top 5 Worst Airports in the Middle East.”

On its website, SleepingAirports.net said the King Abdulaziz International Airport is the busiest airport in Saudi Arabia because of its close location to Makkah.

“The main terminal is fairly lackluster. It isn’t overly clean, crowds can be a problem, and the services for travellers are in short supply. Rude immigration officers and lengthy queues do little to improve the traveller experience. Furthermore, chairs are limited, uncomfortable metal and most have armrests. That said, things might improve in mid-2015 when the now-delayed new airport is expected to be complete,” it added.

The website also quoted a traveller saying: “It is unbelievable how the immigration officers are doing their job. While hundreds of passengers are in the queue these guys are talking to each other for a long time.”

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