AIG and AJIB Celebrate the Inauguration

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Airport International Group (AIG) and Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB) celebrated the inauguration of the Four Seasons Lounge in the Arrivals hall of Terminal (1) at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA).

The new lounge was launched in a ceremony held on Monday, Dec. 21st 2009, with the attendance of AIG`s CEO Curtis Grad, AJIB`s General Manager and CEO Hani Al-Qadi and the Hotel Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Amman, Olivier Thomas.

Commenting on the inauguration of the new lounge, Grad said: "We welcome all the efforts and initiatives taken to elevate the level of service offered at QAIA, as such investment is a sign of market growing interest in QAIA, as we strive to upgrade service levels at the airport by attracting high-quality operators and investors such as AJIB and the Four Seasons."

Al-Qadi emphasized that the launch of this lounge is the result of collaboration between AJIB and Four Seasons Hotel Amman- one that comes as part of both parties` commitment to providing the best possible services to the public in all locations. "We are pleased that QAIA has become home to this lavish lounge as this reflects a unified strategic vision that is shared by all parties involved."

"We are proud of this important step, which is a great addition to the Hotel`s ever-growing list of accomplishments and services," said Thomas. "We are committed to retaining the same high level of service that our customers and guests have become accustomed to."

 

In line with QAIA`s current renovation and expansion program, several banks are operating branches at QAIA, including AJIB, the Arab Bank, Jordan Bank, the Housing Bank for Trade and Finance and, most recently, Societe Generale - Jordan.

The JD530 million rehabilitation and expansion works at QAIA are well underway with the new passenger terminal extending over 100,000 square meters. AIG, under the terms of a 25-year concession agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is responsible for the operation of the airport, the rehabilitation of existing facilities and the construction of the new terminal.

AIG is a Jordanian company with private shareholding by Abu Dhabi Investment Company (UAE), Noor Financial Investment Company (Kuwait), Edgo Group (Jordan), Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited (Cyprus), J&P-Avax (Greece) and Aéroports de Paris Management (France).