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Abu Dhabi-led consortium completes Jordan airport revamp, extension

Airport International Group, led by Invest AD, announces completion of phase 2 of Queen Alia International Airport project

Abu Dhabi-led consortium completes Jordan airport revamp, extension

Airport International Group (AIG), a consortium led by Abu Dhabi-based financial services company Invest AD, has announced the completion of the second phase of a project to refurbish and expand Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman, Jordan.

The second phase of QAIA's New Terminal Project adds over 43,000 sq m to the airport's total area, raising its annual passenger capacity from 7 million to up to 12 million passengers, with future plans to increase capacity even further to 16 million passengers per year.

As a result of the expansion, which was carried out at a cost of $214 million, the total number of gates in operation at QAIA has nearly doubled from 13 to 25. Two fixed link bridges can accommodate the world's largest airplane, the Airbus A380.

The expansion's facilities also include two new business lounges, two new duty-free areas and eight new prayer rooms, as well as larger monitors, additional charging stations and an upgraded wi-fi system.

In addition, 10 additional travelators, 24 escalators and 18 lifts have also been installed.

An inauguration ceremony was carried out in the presence of the Crown Prince of Jordan Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II as well as Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki.

Faras Al Ramahi, CEO of Invest AD, said: "This much-anticipated completion of QAIA's second expansion phase is an extraordinary milestone, and a result of an ambitious vision and a successful partnership between the Group and the Jordanian Government."

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