Fly to the Big Apple in style, with flights from Riyadh to New York offering our passengers more comfort than ever before. Our friendly cabin crews will bring delicious in-flight cuisine to your comfortable and spacious seat and provide you with a choice of our award-winning services throughout the trip. Our state-of-the-art aircraft are designed to maximise your comfort, so sit back and enjoy the flight.
From the vast neon lights of Times Square to the skyscrapers of Wall Street, the leafy expanses of Central Park and the lights of the theatre district, New York pulses with an irrepressible energy. It’s a global hub of fashion, entertainment, finance and media, and you could easily spend a year or more doing nothing but discovering new aspects of this incredible melting pot.
Dominated, not by its terminals but by the magnificent mosque that lies at the very heart of the complex, Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport is a rapidly expanding air transport hub that is becoming increasingly important to the region.
Qatar Airways flights from Riyadh connect this busy business hub to Doha with regular daily flights. The airport itself is modern with interesting architectural focal points that draw on traditional Islamic design.
Parking and transportation
The airport’s parking facilities are excellent, and situated very close to the main terminals. Two very large multi-storey garages are located directly in front of the passenger terminals, on either side of the mosque. With a capacity to hold up to 11,600 vehicles, there is plenty of space in both long and short-term parking areas.
The car parks are connected to the terminals and the mosque by pedestrian walkways under the arrivals level roadway. While there is no public transport to the airport, there are shuttle services from some of the more popular hotels, and a fleet of taxis transport passengers to, and from, the airport. Please note that women are not allowed to drive on public roads in Saudi Arabia.
Arriving in Riyadh
Qatar Airways flights from Riyadh depart from Terminal 1. Moving walkways connect the main terminals (including Terminal 1) and are located in the three link buildings between the terminals.
Airbridges connect passengers to their flights from the departures area, removing the need for bus journeys out to the aircraft.
Facilities and amenities
The focus of the airport is the main mosque, a beautiful building that can house up to 5,000 worshippers inside and a further 5,000 in the plaza outside. Within Terminal 1, there are a range of retail outlets selling luxury goods, travel essentials, books and magazines.
Other facilities include a bank, ATM machines, and a range of cafés and restaurants serving quality international cuisine, snacks and beverages.
New York has to be on almost everyone’s ‘Bucket List’ of places to visit, and flights to New York with Qatar Airways give you a unique opportunity to experience life in the Big Apple.
The ‘City that Never Sleeps’ is home to some of the most instantly-recognisable sights in the world, including the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building, The Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. Fly to New York with Qatar Airways for the chance to see all of these for yourself.
New York is one big tourist attraction. From Times Square and 5th Avenue, to Wall Street, Ellis Island, and Central Park - New York is packed with places to visit and sights to see.
The city is divided into five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. The one attraction that everyone comes to New York to see has to be the Statue of Liberty.
Buy an Explorer Pass, which lets you visit up to seven attractions in a 30-day period, including the Museum of Modern Art, a Rockefeller Center Tour, and a trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
New York is famous for its museums and galleries, with the Metropolitan Museum of Art (known as the ‘Met’ – not to be confused with the baseball team!) at the top of everyone’s ‘must-see’ list.
Flights to New York with Qatar Airways land at the iconic JFK (John F Kennedy) Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to New York please check the visa and passport requirements.
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