New $750m airport terminal opens in Jordan
Foster & Partners building has capacity for nine million passengers
The new $750m terminal at Queen Alia International Airport in the Jordanian capital of Amman has opened.
The terminal, which has been designed by UK-based architecture firm Foster & Partners, has a capacity to handle 9m new passengers - or 12m once departure lounges are extended. This will double the airport's existing capacity.
It has a floor area of 103,000m2 and will serve as the hub for Royal Jordanian Airlines.
The new terminal is being operated by Aeroports de Paris Management under a 25-year build, operate, transfer (BOT) model funded by a group of investors including Abu Dhabi Investment, Noor Financial Investment Co (Kuwait), EDGO (Jordan), J&P Avax SA (Greece) and J&P Overseas (Cyprus).
Jacques Follain, managing director of Aéroports de Paris Management said: "The new terminal at Queen Alia International Airport, Amman is a major flagship project for Aéroports de Paris Management which has run the airport since 2007, using the expertise developed within the Aéroports de Paris Group, in France and abroad.
"Bringing this new terminal into operation marks a new phase of development for the airport. Aéroports de Paris Management's experience as an operator will optimise the development of the Royal Jordanian hub and create value through first-class commercial activity spread out over more than twice the current floor space."