Amman: International Airport Group announced that low-cost carrier, Wizz Air, recently launched direct flights between Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) and four cities in Europe and the Middle East with two weekly flights per destination. The four different routes, which started between March and April, included Rome (Leonardo da Vinci International Airport), Milan (Milan Malpensa Airport) and Vienna (Vienna International Airport) – in addition to Abu Dhabi (Austria International Airport). Abu Dhabi), whose maiden flight was greeted with the usual “water arch” salute and representatives of Airport International Group.
“We are delighted that Wizz Air is expanding its direct connections via QAIA this year, connecting Amman to major cities in Europe and the Gulf region. Having more affordable flights to global destinations is key to increasing traffic at QAIA and making the Kingdom more accessible to tourists, who can now visit for leisure or business and take advantage of Jordan’s diverse local tourism offerings,” commented International Airport Group CEO, Nicolas Claude.
About Airport International Group
Airport International Group is a Jordanian company made up of local and international investors with proven experience in the rehabilitation, improvement, operation and management of airports. In 2007, following a transparent and open international competitive bidding process, the Jordanian government awarded Airport International Group a 25-year build-operate-transfer (BOT) concession agreement to manage the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA); Jordan’s main gateway to the world.
Since the start of the agreement, QAIA has ranked first for four years in the “Best Airport by Size and Region: Middle East” category of the Airport Service Quality Survey for airports serving 5-15 million passengers and was among the top two in the “Best Airport by Region: Middle East” category for four consecutive years. Environmentally, in 2018, QAIA was the first airport in the region to achieve level 3+ “neutrality” of the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, which has been renewed and extended until 2022.
According to an in-depth study commissioned by Airport International Group and conducted by International Air Transport Association (IATA) Consulting, in 2019 QAIA supported 238,000 jobs and JOD 2.5 billion (8.9%) of GDP. By 2032, these figures are expected to increase to 278,000 jobs and 3.9 billion JOD of GDP. Highlighting its socio-economic importance and positioning itself as the main entry point to the Kingdom, QAIA handles over 97% of passengers and 99% of cargo. www.aig.aero
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