Leveraging Jordan's strategic geographic location and operating non-stop flights to many destinations worldwide, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has emerged as the ideal regional center for leisure, business and medical travel.
As the Kingdom's prime gateway to the world, QAIA offers direct access to major cities across the globe - effectively connecting east with west, while offering a broad range of flight and route options.
Located 35 kilometers from the heart of the capital, Amman, QAIA was established in 1983 to serve as Jordan's main and largest airport - providing passenger, air cargo and aviation support services. QAIA comprises two parallel runways that are 3,660 meters in length and 61 meters in width, with a separation of 1,446 square meters.
In 2007, Airport International Group - a consortium of local and international partners with proven experience in airport rehabilitation, enhancement, operation and management - was awarded a 25-year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession agreement by the Government of Jordan.
The QAIA New Terminal - which was inaugurated in March 2013 under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein - raised annual passenger capacity from the initial 3.5 million to nine million. Moreover, the second phase of the QAIA New Terminal project was launched in September 2016 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, further increasing annual passenger capacity to up to 12 million.