A new modern terminal at the Queen Alia International Airport in the Jordanian capital Amman will open on March 21, 2013. The new terminal will triple the capacity of the airport and replace the existing passenger and cargo terminals.
The new 103,000 sq meter – over 1 million square feet – terminal, financed by the Airport International Group, has been designed by Sir Norman Foster. It features a roof inspired by Bedouin tents and offers easy access to the boarding lounge and shopping areas from the security checkpoints.
First and business class tickets on Royal Jordanian will allow travelers access to the airport’s new Crown Lounge. Royal Jordanian flies non-stop from both Chicago and New York’s JFK to Amman.
Access to the lounge is also available to travelers on oneworld partner airlines, including American, British Airways and Qatar.
In 2012, 44 airlines flew from Queen Alia International Airport, the largest airport in Jordan, with about 1,220 flights per week. The new terminal will have capacity for over 7 million passengers each year.