Queen Alia International Airport
: 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
who died in a helicopter crash in 1977.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 the spring 2012th.
Airlines and destinations
The airport has two lounges as of January 2010, one belonging to Royal Jordanian while the other is operated by the Four Seasons
hotel chain .
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.
The future expansion of the airport reached... Read More