Airport in Amman
Jordan's main airport serves the country's capital, Amman. The airport is located in the Zizia region, about 30 kilometers to the city. It bears the name of Queen Alia, the third wife of King Hussein..
The airport in Amman was commissioned in 1983. In the spring of 2013, a new modern passenger terminal was commissioned. The airport cooperates with many airlines, one of the main among them is Royal Jordanian Airlines.
The airfield has 2 runways, both 3660 meters long. One with asphalt, the other with concrete. More than 6.5 million passengers are served here annually and about 70 thousand take-offs and landings are made..
As mentioned above, the airport in Amman was built in 1983. At that time, the country was already in need of an airport; after construction, the number of passenger traffic increased rapidly. Therefore, 2 passenger terminals were rebuilt, which together could serve 3.5 million passengers a year..
However, the growth of passenger traffic continued rapidly, already in 2012 the number of passengers served almost doubled the maximum value and amounted to more than 6 million.
In this regard, the International Group, which has been in charge of the airport since 2007, began to invest heavily in its development. So in 2013, the old terminals were replaced by a new, more modern passenger terminal. Now the airport's capacity is 7 million passengers a year. In addition, by 2016 it is planned to complete a new expansion, which will increase the capacity to 12 million passengers..
The airport in Amman is ready to provide the most comfortable conditions for staying on its territory for all passengers.
For hungry guests, cafes and restaurants are available. Also on the territory of the terminal there is a large area of shops, including Duty-Free. Here you can buy various goods - food, drinks, newspapers and magazines, souvenirs, etc..
Comfortable waiting rooms are available to passengers for rest, as well as waiting rooms with a higher level of comfort..
How to get there
The most comfortable way to get to the city is by taxi. The parking lot is located near the terminal. In just half an hour by taxi, you can get to the city center, the trip will cost about $ 25.
Also, a bus departs from the airport regularly, the ticket price for it is much cheaper..