25.11.2011 28.Cheschwan. 5772
New terminal for Queen Alia airport will increase capacity, upgrade facilities; many Arab countries also upgrading airports.
Look out Dubai and all the other glittering Gulf airports. Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport is making a bid to become the Middle East’s next regional hub.
Right now a smallish and tatty facility, the first phase of a new $800 million state-of-the-art terminal is due to be completed next year, doubling the airport’s annual capacity to seven million passengers. In the years following, the aim is to increase capacity 6% annually to bring capacity up to 12 million passengers a year by 2033.