Saudia AlFursan Lounge Jeddah
Saudia AlFursan Lounge Jeddah

SAUDIA New Alfursan Lounge in Jeddah

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).

an airport with a check-in counter
a train in a building
Airside Mobility Mover to International gates
a large white and black tiled floor with people walking around
SAUDIA Alfursan Lounge is located upstairs at the airside circle.

Access to the Lounge

  • Business Class and First Class passengers on SAUDIA
  • Alfursan Elite and Elite+ and Skyteam elite cardholders flying SAUDIA can access the lounge.

The lounge also accepts payment for walk-in passengers. Business Class lounge access cost SAR345 while First Class lounge access cost SAR575 for 6 hours of access.

No Priority Pass or credit card entry. Instead, they can be used in nearby Welcome Lounge.

Features of Alfursan Lounge

  • Has both dedicated First & Business class area
  • 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.
a man and woman wearing face masks

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

a room with a piano and chairs
a man playing a white piano
a room with a piano and chairs

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 tree in a room with benches
a couple of people wearing masks in a kitchen
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.

a row of food in pots

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

a man standing in front of a glass display of food
There is also a seasonal food counter which serve food according to different season.
two men standing behind a counter with a face mask
Coffee bar
a gold model airplane on a glass case
a room with a map of the world and a television
Kids' room

AlFursan Lounge 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
a room with chairs and tables
a palm tree made of dates
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.