• Front and roof view of Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan
  • Entrance shot of Queen Alia International Airport
  • illuminated main entrance of Queen Alia International Airport
  • Aerial view of Queen Alia International Airport
  • Water fountain in front of Queen Alia International Airport
  • Amman, Jordan
  • View of terminal at Queen Alia International Airport
  • QAIA Construction
  • QAIA Construction
  • QAIA Construction
  • Aerial view of Queen Alia International Airport under construction
Large and modern new airport serves Jordan’s capital city

Queen Alia International Airport is the principal aviation hub in Jordan, an Arab kingdom in the Middle East. The airport is located 32 kilometers from the nation’s capital city, Amman.

Challenge
In 2007, in order to meet a rapid growth in passenger traffic, the government of Jordan began a program to rehabilitate, expand and modernize the airport.

Solution
The Airport International Group consortium and a joint venture of Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Ltd. and J&P-AVAX S.A. chose Louis Berger to provide independent engineering services. Louis Berger monitored project schedules and costs, and supervised construction.

Transfer of operations to the new airport passenger terminal occurred in March 2013.

Features of the project include:

  • A new 100,000-square-meter, 14-gate passenger terminal building capable of handling 9 million passengers annually.
  • Energy-efficient, all-concrete construction providing passive climate control.
  • A roof canopy with a series of modular domes, which shade outdoor spaces and gardens. The dome units are separated from one another to permit natural light into the building, reducing energy costs.

After the new terminal opened, the old terminal was demolished and work began on expanding the new terminal. Completed in 2016, the enlarged airport can accommodate 12 million passengers annually. Louis Berger provided independent engineering and other services for the expansion.