Airports

Better facilities for the handicapped at Jeddah Airport

May 24 - Handicapped travelers will now be able to enjoy facilities especially designed for them at the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah. The services have been launched in collaboration with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudia Catering, Abjad Daycare Centre and Saudi Arabian Petroleum Supply Company.


Talking about the services, GACA PR Director Khalid Abdullah Al-Khaibary said: "We are assigning top priority to the handicapped, especially women, and extending them the best possible facilities so that they have a smooth passage through the airport until they board the aircraft. The arrangements are designed to ease their journey at all stages and reassure them that in many cases they can travel independently without the assistance of family members. This will also be cost saving for them."


A trial run at KAIA's South Terminal was held to test the new procedures and facilities. Physically disabled people took part in the trial.
 

More Airports
Skytrax announces list of best airports for 2018
Passenger traffic at Doha’s Hamad International Airport grows by 20%
World’s first 7-star airport inaugurated
Latest Travel News
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Summer in Turkey...
Taif Season attracts more than 750,000 v...
Featured Sights To See
Bank of England Museum

Bank of England Museum

London, United Kingdom

The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank of England from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the United Kingdom's central bank.   At the museum, besides the historical artefacts that show the timeline of the bank's foundation and architectural development, you will also find the Banknote Gallery that shows the development of English bank notes from handwritten in the...

Mount Uhud

Mount Uhud

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Mount Uhud, 1077 metres high, is a very famous mountain in Islamic history. The 2nd battle of Islam that took place between Muslims and infidels was fought near this mountain. The Muslims lost this battle unfortunately but they learned numerous valuables lessons from it through the verdicts of Allah in the Holy Quran. The Prophet (PBUH) often showed emotion when he discussed the Uhud Mount and sai...

Rumeli Fortress

Rumeli Fortress

Istanbul, Turkey

Rumeli Fortress, also called Rumelihisarı, was built by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II (aka the Conqueror) for the final siege of Constantinople.  Its position on a bend in the Bosphorus, at its narrowest point, meant no ships could get in from or out of the city to the Black Sea.  Construction began in April 1452 and lasted four months.  Constantinople finally fell in April of the next y...

Den Huong Tuong

Den Huong Tuong

Hanoi, Vietnam

Huong Tuong Temple is a small temple located on Hang Buom or Sail Street. The temple is said to be over a thousand years old, having been founded in the 9th century, and it still stands as one of the grandest temples in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Classified as a Vietnam National Heritage Site in 2000, further restoration and documentation has returned Den Huong Tuong to its original architecture.  ...