Queen Alia International Airport Celebrates the Holidays

Published December 29th, 2007 - 04:31 GMT

Airport International Group (AIG), the international consortium developing and operating Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), is celebrating the holiday season, welcoming Eid, Christmas, and the New Year. Celebrations will run from mid-December until January 1st 2008.

Arriving passengers can enjoy Jordanian hospitality at a traditional rest station that consists of country-style cushions where Jordanian coffee is served while Santa Clause spreads joy and the holiday spirit around the terminal,  as well as a clown performing for the children. AIG’s Airport ambassadors will be available to provide continuous guidance and assistance to passengers.

"QAIA is the place where cultures meet from all around the world. Different religions, backgrounds, and various ethnicities, will all feel at home at QAIA through the portrayal of the spirit of each culture while ensuring the Jordanian flavor" said Mr. Eyad Rashad, Chief Executive Officer of AIG.

"We have a strong commitment to move forward creatively and make travel via QAIA a joyful experience. Our plans aim to raise the bar of the Airport's services; we will present new services and enhance existing ones, where our ambassadors will be available to every passenger to provide guidance and any necessary assistance. Passengers will always have available to them guides offering various services. Whether managing luggage or etertaining children the guides aim to ensure that all procedures are flowing smoothly," added Mr. Francois Berisot, the Chief Operating Officer of AIG.

These unprecedented developments at QAIA work in parallel with steps being taken towards regenerating the Airport and uplifting the facilities and services as well as the general atmosphere .

On November 15th the foundation stone was laid for the US$700 million project that will rehabilitate, expand, and operate QAIA by AIG. Under the terms of the 25-year concession agreement, AIG is responsible for the operation of the airport, the rehabilitation of existing facilities and the construction of the new passenger terminal which will extend over 85,000 square meters.

For his part, Mr. Pierre Lemoine, the Airport’s Managing Director, commented "We aim to eliminate obstacles and effectively facilitate procedures for travelers. Efforts will focus on our strategic objectives of distinctive quality and high convenience."

AIG comprises of the Edgo Group, Noor Financial Investment Company, Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited, J&P-Avax, Abu Dhabi Investment Company, and Aéroports de Paris Management.


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