Jordan to Issue Bids for Airport Project

Jordan to Issue Bids for Airport Project
Workers unload cargo from an airplane at Queen Alia Airport, 35 km (22 miles) south of Amman, February 9, 2010. Airport International Group (AIG) recently announced that there has been a strong growth in the airport’s overall traffic levels. In 2009, passenger traffic reached 4.7 million passengers and aircraft movements closed the year with 57,766 aircrafts – a 12.6 percent increase over the previous year. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN – Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS) – RTR2A0IU

Jordan is inviting bids to convert its Amman chartered and VIP airport into a regular passenger airport, as part of plans to ease growing air traffic in the kingdom, a newspaper in the Arab country reports.

The cabinet has approved the project to turn the airport in the Marka district, nearly five kilometers northeast of Amman city center, into a full international passenger airport, the Arabic language daily Al-Rai says, quoting an unnamed government source.

It says that the project will be offered to investors on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis and it involves the building of a new passenger terminal, expansion of runways, and other construction works.

Menna A. Farouk 368 Posts

Menna A. Farouk is a Cairo-based reporter. She has contributed to several international news organizations, including Deutsche Welle, Al-Monitor and Global Voices.


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