Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian consortium responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion, and operation of the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), has announced the selection of Pharmacy 1 as the preferred bidder for the pharmaceutical services at the departure level north pier of the new terminal.
The comprehensive process to selectpharmaceuticalservices providerbegan inApril 2012,and was open to submissions from both local and international service providers.
The process of selecting the most suitable finalists was the result of thorough, objective analysis designed to ensure the highest degree of fairness and transparency. Strict technical and financial requirements were examined in the evaluation process, which included the involvement of the Project Management Unit from the Ministry of Transport. The overall objective of the bidding and evaluation process is two-fold; bringing high quality services to travelers at the new terminal, while simultaneously providing the highest financial returns for the QAIA and the Kingdom’s national treasury.
“As part of our continued efforts to deliver a holistic travel experience for QAIA's passengers, we have selected Pharmacy 1 as the provider of pharmaceutical services at the new terminal due to the chain's longstanding reputation as a trendsetter in the field,” commented Kjeld Binger, CEO of AIG. “Realizing our vision for the new terminal necessitates the availability of a wide array of services delivered under the highest benchmarks."
Pharmacy 1 was established in 2001with the opening of the first branch in Amman. A second location followed in 2003. Today Pharmacy1 has 55locations in Jordan making it Jordan's leading pharmacy chain. This renowned success of Pharmacy1 Jordan set the foundation to rapid expansion in the region starting with KSA & extensive expansion plans throughout the Gulf and MENA region.
AIG is investing an estimated US $750 million in the construction of a landmark new terminal — now almost 92% complete— which will serve as a source of pride and prosperity for all Jordanians. This new terminal will significantly increase the airport capacity to 9 million passengers annually, nearly three times the current airport capacity of 3.5 million annual passengers. Future expansions will further increase the airport capacity to 12 million passengers a year. AIG has also spent an additional US $100 million on rehabilitating and improving the existing terminals to enable the airport to handle the continuous growth in passenger traffic.