AIG Celebrates the Independence Day

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

AIG has celebrated Jordan’s Independence Day with the operational teams of QAIA.

Attended by AIG’s new CEO Mr. Curtis Grad, in addition to a number of AIG’s executives and personnel, the celebration included folklore dances and national anthem presented by the Jordanian Armed Forces Band.

CEO of AIG Curtis Grad said, “We are proud to celebrate this precious occasion with all Jordanians. Our commitment to transparency and constantly communicating with our stakeholders and all Jordanians is a solid commitment that we hold as the developer of Jordan’s main gateway and entrance for visitors to the Kingdom.”

Grad has also pinpointed the advanced technologies that will be implemented in QAIA’s project, and the effective role of these technologies in enhancing the technical skills of the Airport’s crew.

Prior to his latest position at QAIA, Grad was the General Manager of Larnaka Airport, the Vice President, Operations of SANGSTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, the General Manager of ABBOTSFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, and other senior management positions.

The US$700 million rehabilitation and expansion works at QAIA are underway with the new passenger terminal expected to extend over 85,000 square meters. AIG, under the terms of a 25-year concession agreement, is responsible for the operation of the airport, the rehabilitation of existing facilities and the construction of the new terminal.

AIG’s 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).