Riyadh airport (SA)

Luggage trolleys for three terminals

The new Terminal 5 at Riyadh Airport is the first privately-run terminal in Saudi Arabia, operated by the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA). Encompassing 100,000 m2, it can accommodate 12 million passengers annually. At the same time as privatisation, trolley management was put out to tender again, and the contract was awarded to Ground Handling Logistics, the new Wanzl partner in Riyadh. In autumn 2016, Wanzl delivered 2,500 Travel 300 BL luggage trolleys in steel, 4 Airport Scooters for

luggage trolley transport and 30 Porter 2000 trolleys for handling luggage for groups, to Terminals 1, 2 and 5. Ground Handling Logistics is responsible for a variety of luggage services at 24 airport terminals in Saudi Arabia, making the company an ideal collaboration prospect for Wanzl. At the same time, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), the body responsible for operating Saudi Arabian airports, is planning to privatise all 27 of them by 2020.

Riyadh Airport,

with over 22 million passengers annually, is the second-largest air transport hub in Saudi Arabia after Jeddah. The massive fleet renewal and expansion programme being undertaken by Saudia airline, and the growth in the low-cost segment, are driving rapid airport development.