Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) has recently opened their new international Alfursan lounge at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport Terminal 1.

SAUDIA Passengers can use the dedicated Premium Class check-in area then proceed directly to the lounge at the airside via Airside Mobility Mover (ATM).

Airside Mobility Mover to International gates
SAUDIA Alfursan Lounge is located upstairs at the airside circle.

Features of Alfursan Lounge

  • Has both dedicated First & Business class area
  • Alfursan Elite and Elite+ and Skyteam elite cardholders flying outbound or transiting via Jeddah can access to the lounge.
  • The 3,500-square-meter lounge can accommodate around 450 guests at a time and over 10,000 guests throughout the day, making it the largest of its kind across the SkyTeam alliance.

In the middle of the lounge, there is a centerpiece white piano.

Lounge Facilities

  • Relaxation Area
  • Business Center
  • Kitchen and Dining Areas
  • Dessert Bar
  • Coffee Bar
  • Kids’ Zone

Unlike the domestic AlFursan Lounge, the entire new international lounge is indoor, with no natural lighting and offer no views of the airport tarmac.

A live Pizzeria

There's the usual buffet area. However, be aware the buffet is only served during meal hours. Outside of meal hours the selection is limited.

During my visit, there are a few robots serving appetizer dishes to each table.

There is also a seasonal food counter which serve food according to different season.
Coffee bar
Kids' room

First Class Section

To the left of the entrance of AlFursan Lounge, there is a separate First Class section.

SAUDIA operates a handful of First Class flights to London, Paris, Washington D.C., New York and Los Angeles.

The additional features in the First Class section include:

  • A la carte dining
  • Cigar Bar
  • Date Bar
  • Ice cream bar
Chef at First Class section of AlFursan Lounge
Chef at First Class section of AlFursan Lounge
Ice cream bar
Ice cream bar

Bold Ambition

The Alfursan Lounge is a significant addition to the Jeddah new airport terminal.

Through the Jeddah hub, SAUDIA brings in 33 million visitors to the Kingdom. The hub will play a key role to welcome more than 300 million air passengers by 2030, including 100 million international visitors, in line with Saudi government vision 2030.

I tried out the impressive lounge and hope they can keep up the consistency of the service offering.

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