Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016
Abu Dhabi: Airport International Group (AIG), a consortium led by Abu Dhabi-based financial services company Invest AD, has completed the second phase of the expansion of the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman, it was announced on Wednesday.
The total investment in the project stood at $214 million (Dh785 million).
According to Invest AD, the second phase of QAIA’s new terminal project adds over 43,000 square-metres to the airport’s total area, raising its annual passenger capacity from the current 7 million to up to 12 million passengers, with future plans to increase capacity even further to 16 million passengers per year.
The total number of gates in operation at QAIA has nearly doubled from 13 to 25 due to expansion.
The work also includes the construction of two new business lounges, two new duty-free areas and 8 new prayer rooms, as well as larger monitors, additional charging stations and an upgraded Wi-Fi system.
Ten additional travelators, 24 escalators and 18 lifts have also been installed in the airport, 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,” Chief Executive Officer of Invest AD, Faras Al Ramahi said in a statement.
An inauguration ceremony of the expanded airport, was carried out in the presence of the Crown Prince of Jordan Prince Al Hussain Bin Abdullah II, Jordanian Prime Minister, Hani Al Mulki among others.
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