AIG Appoints Business Development Executive

Sunday, June 7, 2009

AIG has appointed Ms. Kholoud Abulkheir as Director, Business Development and Communications. Ms. Abulkheir is responsible for all aspects of new business development at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), including air service and route development. In her new role, she also assumes responsibility for communications and press relations for AIG. Ms. Abulkheir is based at AIG headquarters in Amman.

“Together with our airline partners and tourism stakeholders, I look forward to contributing to the continued success and expansion at Queen Alia International Airport” said Ms. Abulkheir. “Over the past several months, we have seen the confirmation of more than 55 additional international flights per week from airlines around the world, this combined with new shops and service features at QAIA, builds a strong foundation for success.”

Curtis Grad, Chief Executive Officer at Airport International Group commented “Ms. Abulkheir is a very welcome addition to the AIG team, her unique experience and qualifications make her an ideal fit for this vital position. Past experience with the International Airline Transport Association (IATA) gives Kholoud an in-depth understanding of the complexities and dynamics of business development and communications within the aviation sector, with specific appreciation challenges and opportunities facing QAIA, as it undergoes a fundamental transformation and emergence as an important regional “niche” hub.”

The 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 Invest AD (UAE), Noor Financial Investment Company (Kuwait), Edgo Group (Jordan), Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited (Cyprus), J&P-Avax (Greece) and Aéroports de Paris Management (France).