AIG celebrates its 1st year in Jordan

Monday, October 13, 2008

AIG organized an evening gathering in the Grand Hyatt Hotel, hosting the Groups’ partners and personnel, in addition to officials from the public and the private sectors.

During the event, AIG presented a short video which described the future Queen Alia International Airport and briefed guests on the development stages of the project.   Mr. Curtis Grad, CEO of AIG, said “Within the next few weeks, travelers and visitors to QAIA will start to see changes taking place as our development plan starts to show on the ground.  The period since being awarded the 25-concession has included extensive efforts to boost the development process of QAIA. we have several years of extensive works to complete and we will try our best to ensure that we keep disturbance to our visitors to a minimum –.  The new QAIA will be the gateway to the Kingdom and to the broader region reinforcing a ‘vote of confidence’ in Jordan’s economy while boosting its regional competitiveness and global profile.”

Grad also stressed the fact that the development of QAIA will place it on the map alongside other world class, international airports.  “We share an exciting future made possible by our key partner, the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, directed by the progressive vision of His Majesty, King Abdullah 11.”

 Scheduled to be fully operational in 2012, this state-of-art facility will comfortably greet over 9 million passengers per year, with the capability of further expansion to 12 million passengers

Whilst the construction and the development plans of the new QAIA are underway, AIG has also initiated an intensive phase of capital improvement and upgrading of passenger services for the existing terminals, aimed at delivering an enhanced level of travel experience. 

 AIG is a Jordanian company with 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).