- Queen Alia International Airport
Queen Alia International Airport
مطار الملكة علياء الدولي
Matar al-Malikah 'Alya' ad-Dowaly
IATA: AMM – ICAO: OJAI Summary Airport type Public Owner AIG group Operator Aéroports de Paris Serves Amman Location Zizya Hub for Royal Jordanian Airlines Elevation AMSL ft / 730 m Coordinates Runways Direction Length Surface ft m 08R/26L 12,008 3,660 Concrete 08L/26R (Closed) 12,008 3,660 Asphalt Statistics (2009, 2010) Aircraft Movements (2009) 65,095 Passengers (2010) 5,420,000
Queen Alia International Airport (IATA: AMM, ICAO: OJAI) (Arabic: مطار الملكة علياء الدولي; transliterated: Matar al-Malikah 'Alya' ad-Dowaly) is Jordan's largest airport that is situated in Zizya (زيزياء) area, 20 miles (32 km) south of Amman. The airport has three terminals: two passenger terminals and one cargo terminal. It is the home hub of Royal Jordanian Airlines, the national flag carrier, as well as being a major hub for Jazeera Airways and Jordan Aviation. It was built in 1983.
The airport is named after Queen Alia, the third wife of King Hussein of Jordan. It is to be built a new terminal at the airport to increase the passenger capacity to 13 million passengers per year. The terminal will be completed in Spring 2012.
Airlines and destinations
Airlines Destinations Air Algérie Algiers Air Arabia Sharjah Air France Damascus, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino Arab Wings Aqaba, Beirut Arkia Israel Airlines Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion Austrian Airlines Vienna Bahrain Air Bahrain Blue Panorama Airlines Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa bmi London-Heathrow easyJet London-Gatwick EgyptAir Cairo Emirates Dubai Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi flydubai Dubai Gulf Air Bahrain Iraqi Airways Arbil, Baghdad Jazeera Airways Kuwait Kuwait Airways Kuwait Lufthansa Frankfurt Malév Hungarian Airlines Budapest Middle East Airlines Beirut Nas Air Jeddah, Riyadh Neos Bologna, Milan-Malpensa Petra Airlines Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen Oman Air Muscat Qatar Airways Doha Royal Jordanian Abu Dhabi, Aden, Al Ain, Aleppo, Alexandria, Amsterdam, Antalya, Aqaba, Athens, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Basra, Beirut, Benghazi, Berlin-Tegel, Brussels, Cairo, Chicago-O'Hare, Colombo, Damascus, Dammam, Delhi, Detroit, Doha, Dubai, Erbil, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Istanbul-Ataturk, Jeddah, Khartoum, Kiev-Borypsil, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos [begins 3 December], Larnaca, London-Heathrow, Madrid, Medina, Milan-Malpensa, Montreal-Trudeau, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi [begins 16 December], New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Riyadh, Rome-Fiumicino, Sanaa, Sharm El-Sheik, Sulaymaniyah, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tripoli [resumes 22 November], Tunis, Vienna, Zurich Saudi Arabian Airlines Dammam, Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh Sudan Airways Beirut, Damascus, Khartoum TAROM Bucharest-Henri Coandă Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk UM Airlines Kiev-Boryspil Yemenia Beirut, Sana'a
Airlines Destinations Cargolux Luxembourg, Singapore Royal Jordanian Cargo Algiers, Aqaba, Athens, Beirut, Brussels, Khartoum, Budapest, Dubai, London-Stansted, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, Maastricht/Aachen, Istanbul-Ataturk, New York-JFK, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion Saudi Arabian Airlines Jeddah Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Ataturk
The Royal Jordanian Crown Lounge is accessible by Crown Class passengers and any passengers traveling on first or business class out of or to Queen Alia International Airport.
The Four Seasons lounge is located downstairs in Terminal 1 of the airport.
Buses and taxis serve the airport all day, with buses operating every half hour to Amman. A new rail line is being constructed that will link Queen Alia International Airport with Central and Downtown Amman.
Passenger Numbers Year Total passengers 2002 2,334,779 2003 2,358,475 2004 2,988,174 2005 3,301,510 2006 3,506,070 2007 3,861,126  2008 4,477,811  2009 4,770,769  2010 5,422,301  2011 1,978,388 (Jan - May)  Aircraft Movement Year Total Aircraft Movements 2007 44,700 2008 51,300 2009 65,095
The future expansion of the airport reached financial close on 15 November 2007. The project is a $675M BOT basis transaction involving a 25 year contract for Rehabilitation, Expansion and Operation Agreement (“REOA” or “Concession” Agreement). Under the terms of the REOA with the Government, the Investor (AIG) is responsible for the rehabilitation of the existing terminal, development of a new $600M terminal designed by internationally renowned Foster + Partners. The EPC Contractor is J & P (O) Limited.
The airport expansion plan was part of a drive to make Jordan a regional hub and once it is completed, Queen Alia International Airport should be able to handle around thirteen million passengers a year, nearly three times as many as its current capacity. The airport development plan is currently studied by ADPI (Aéroports de Paris).
On 3 May 2003, Hiroki Gomi, a photographer for a leading Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun, was carrying an object, reportedly a battle souvenir from Iraq, when the object exploded as it was being inspected. The device killed the security guard inspecting it, and injured Gomi, who was standing nearby.
According to Paul William Roberts (in THE WAR AGAINST TRUTH, Raincoast Books, Vancouver 2004) Gomi had picked up two examples of what appeared to be a child's toy and what he thought had been dropped by US or British forces as part of a "winning hearts and minds" program. He gave one to his cab driver on the way to the airport.
Immediately after the device in Gomi's possession exploded, he screamed hysterically in Japanese. When a translator was found, it was learned that the cab driver had the other "toy". The cab driver was located and his "toy" had not exploded.
Gomi was detained, but rather than being put on trial, Gomi was pardoned in 2006 by the King of Jordan.
Roberts, a classical scholar and journalist for Harper's Magazine in the USA, believes that the story was hushed up in order to conceal a serious war crime on the part of the USA or Britain: the deliberate targeting of civilians using cluster bombs designed as children's toys.
- ^ http://www.iq-airways.com/AirqAirways/trips_special.php?w=45
- ^ a b http://www.ameinfo.com/184438.html
- ^ http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/aualf_business-club-728268.html
- ^ http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=33729
- ^ http://www.aig.aero/sites/default/files/QAIA%20Monthly%20Traffic%20Statistics%20-%20May%202011.pdf
- Airport International Group
- Japanese journalist in court over blast - BBC
- Airport information for OJAI at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for OJAI at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Current weather for OJAI at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for AMM at Aviation Safety Network
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