24-03-13

Queen Alia International Airport by Foster + Partners

Thursday marked the official opening of Foster + Partners' Queen Alia International Airport, the new gateway to Amman.

Queen Alia International Airport (airport code AMM) is located 35 kilometers from downtown Amman, Jordan, the nation's capital. The modular design of the terminal will allow the airport to further expand each year (6% per annum for the next twenty-five years), increasing capacity from 3.5 million to 12 million passengers annually by 2030.

"Queen Alia International Airport has been an extraordinary project – it has transformed Amman into a niche hub, while offering critical growth for the wider economy through regional links. The new terminal building is energy efficient, will accommodate phased expansion and provides a dynamic symbol for Jordan", said Mouzhan Majidi, Chief Executive of Foster + Partners.