On the occasion of the first-year anniversary of the new Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) terminal, Airport International Group (AIG) - the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of QAIA - arranged several tours of the airport for over 1,000 students from 17 public and private schools across Amman, between 23 March and 3 April, 2014.
Designed to educate Jordan’s future leaders about the role that the Kingdom’s prime gateway plays as an economic asset, the school tours familiarized students with QAIA’s state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technologies and daily operations. In addition, students were able to sample the airport’s commercial outlets first hand as passengers, giving them a better understanding of the importance of QAIA’s retail mix in shaping the passenger experience. Students also visited the Arrivals and Departures halls, runway, cargo facility, maintenance hangars, control tower and apron area. At the conclusion of each tour, the students were presented with token gifts from the Duty Free. The tours were conducted in collaboration with all relevant authorities, concessionaires and partners operating within the airport.
“QAIA is an excellent example of a world class facility at work, and provides a unique opportunity for students to gain insights on how an airport can help position its country on the global map as an aviation and tourism hub,” said AIG CEO Kjeld Binger. “I would like to extend a special thank you to the Airports Security and Protection Directorate for their continuous cooperation and support, as well as to QAIA’s Duty Free operator, World Duty Free, and our concessionaries for making the school tours a success.”