Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) completed the second phase of its New Terminal Project last year, dawning a new era in aviation for the nation. Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group, tells us what’s next for Jordan’s main international airport.
What are QAIA’s next passenger expansion objectives?
Conservative projections foresee that we might reach 16 million passengers a year by 2032. However, we cannot expect the current regional geopolitical situation to continue for another 15 years, so a fast-growth model may be more accurate, allowing QAIA to reach this target between 2025 and 2030.
What projects are being prioritized now?
We have updated our incentives to persuade airlines to fly to Amman to further boost passenger numbers. As we grow, we plan to expand QAIA’s aircraft parking capacity and baggage handling system.
What has Airport International Group learned in Jordan?
Jordan offers some of the world’s best security apparatuses. Most importantly, the government has started becoming less bureaucratic and more helpful. We are a living example that FDI works in Jordan, and I’m confident that there is more to come.