Airports Council International (ACI) honored Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan with an Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award, naming the aviation facility the best airport in the Middle East accommodating more than 2 million passengers per year.
Louis Berger has assisted in the rehabilitation, expansion and modernization of Queen Alia International Airport, located 30 kilometers south of Jordan’s capital city, Amman, since 2007.
The company began its work at the facility by providing independent engineering services for the construction of a new 100,000-square-meter, 14-gate passenger terminal. The terminal’s all-concrete construction was designed to be energy-efficient, providing passive climate control. The facility also features a roof canopy with a series of modular domes, which shade outdoor visitor areas and gardens. The parted dome units permit natural light into the building, reducing energy costs.
The terminal was inaugurated by His Majesty King Abdullah II in March 2013.
ACI’s ASQ awards are among the aviation industry’s most distinguished accolades. They are considered a benchmark of airport excellence. Winners are determined based on the results of ACI ASQ passenger satisfaction surveys. More than 300 airports across 80 countries participate in the survey program annually.