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AIG organized a comprehensive tour of the airport’s facilities for the representatives of local media.
The tour showcased the latest infrastructure developments taking place at the airport, including the rehabilitation efforts of the QAIA existing terminals and the progress of the construction of the new terminal, which is slated for completion in spring 2012.
The visit began with AIG’s Chief Executive Officer Curtis Grad delivering a brief presentation on the latest developments and future plans and answered the media’s inquiries on the project. Followed by a tour in the existing terminals, where the participants were shown the recently-enhanced food and beverage area, in addition to the new newsstands and pharmacy. The tour then proceeded to the construction site of the new terminal, where engineers at the site briefed the participants on the different phases of the construction and the project’s overall progress.
“We are continuing to experience strong traffic growth despite the dire global economic conditions of the past year” commented Grad. “Passenger and aircraft traffic results of 2009 were impressive, with passengers exceeding 4.77 million passengers, a 6.5% year-over-year increase, driven by a 12.6% increase in aircraft movements”.
“We have initiated a series of interim improvements to the existing terminals to provide passengers with an enhanced travel experience, while we work feverishly on the new world-class QAIA terminal, which will open in two short years from now..”
The USD750 million rehabilitation and expansion works at QAIA are well underway, including the construction of a new state-of-the-art 100,000 square meter passenger terminal. AIG is a Jordanian company with private shareholding by Invest AD (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Noor Financial Investment Company (Kuwait), Edgo Group (Jordan), Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited (Cyprus), J&P-Avax (Greece) and Aéroports de Paris Management (France).