Strategically located in close proximity to the center of Amman, 3 km from the city center, Amman Civil Airport serves as a main civil airport for passengers on chartered flights and VIP private flights, moreover as an aviation education and training hub. It was the main airport for Jordan until Queen Alia International Airport was opened in 1983.
In 2009, Jordan Airports Company officially assumed managerial and operational responsibility for Amman Civil Airport. In coordination with international specialized consultants, the company has prepared a comprehensive master plan for Amman Civil Airport.
To implement the requirements of the master plan; a set of vital projects have recently commenced to improve the level of service at the terminal buildings in compliance with international standards of safety and airside facilities. The landside and airside projects compose various areas of improvements including; airport entrance refurbishment, arrival and departure terminal rehabilitation, internal roads maintenance and apron & runway strip expansion.
These projects aim to enhance the overall airport image, accessibility and provide the necessary services for passengers and other airport users.
The company began the implementation of the first phase of the master plan in 2010 to develop the facilities at the Airport.
In 2012 the VIP Lounge was renovated and operated in a new spirit and a new level of services to position it as one of the most exceptional VIP Terminals in the region.
In 2013 the new airport entrance project was delivered and in 2015 the rehabilitation of the arrivals terminal and the expansion of the duty free shops at the Airport were completed. Several other infrastructure and air side projects are on way as well.
The Amman Civil airport is operational 24 hours a day.
The airport is equipped to handle 1,500,000/year and accommodates about 70% of Jordan’s Charter and private flights.