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Queen Alia International Airport

Queen Alia International Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Jordan
Airport typePublic
OwnerAIG group
OperatorAéroports de Paris
HubRoyal Jordanian Airlines
Elevation730 m
Statistics2009, 2010
Aircraft Movements (2009)65095
Passengers (2010)5420000

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Queen Alia International Airport ( ; transliterated: 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.

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 Spring 2012.

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