Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan

Queen Alia International Airport is known in Jordan as the largest airport. It is located in Zizya, which is 30km south of the capital city Amman, Jordan. The airport is named after Queen Alia, who is third wife to the late King Hussein of Jordan. Queen Alia International Airport is home to the country's national flag carrier, Royal Jordanian Airlines, and also serves as a major hub for other airlines such as Jordan Aviation, Petra Airlines, Royal Falcon, and Royal Wings. In March 2013, a state-of-the-art new terminal was inaugurated in order to replace the airport's older two passenger terminals and one cargo terminal. Queen Alia International Airport is managed by Airport International Group (AIG), which is a Jordanian company that gathers regional investors and international experts in construction and airport operations.

Kerak Castle - The Kerak Castle is a large crusader castle which is located in Kerak, Jordan. The Kerak Castle is one of the largest crusader castles in the Levant. The construction of the castle began in the 1140s, under Pagan, Fulk of Jerusalem's butler. The history of Kerak Castle's name is from the Crusaders when they called it Crac des Moabites or "Karak in Moab," as it was frequently referred to in history books.

Petra - One of the most sought after destinations in Jordan is Petra. This place is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an, famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Petra is also known as the Rose City because of the colour of the stone out of which it is carved. Petra was said to be established as early as 312 BCE as the capital city of the Nabataeans. Petra serves as the country of Jordan's most visited tourist attraction. Petra is located on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah, which is the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. UNESCO has named Petra as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

Amman Citadel - this is a national historic site, located at the centre of downtown Amman, Jordan. The Amman Citadel is an L-shaped hill which is one of the seven jabals that originally made up Amman. Studies have stated that the Amman Citadel is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places. For travel buffs that are into history, the Amman Citadel is an ideal location to visit as its history represents significant civilisations that stretched across continents and prospered for centuries, being one empire gave rise to the next. The Amman Citadel also symbolises the birth of the three great monotheistic religions namely Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

How to get around within Amman

Public transportation system is not a problem in Jordan as it has been awarded to have one of the best transportation infrastructures in the world. It is the 35th best infrastructure in the world, which is one of the highest rankings in the developing world, according to the World Economic Forum's Index of Economic Competitiveness. Railway companies in Jordan are Hedjaz Jordan Railway, which is the only passenger railway currently operating in Jordan that connects Amman to Damascus in Syria, passing through Zarqa and Mafraq and the other one being Aqaba Railway Corporation.

How to get there

Those travelling to Jordan via the Queen Alia International Airport have a good selection of airlines that travellers can choose from. Among the many airlines that travel to Jordan include Aegean Airlines, Air Algerie, Air Arabia, Air France, Austrian Airlines, Emirates, EgyptAir, British Airways, Etihad Airways, flydubai, Iraqi Airways, Libyan Airlines, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Qatar Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. 

Airports near Amman Queen Alia:

 Queen Alia International Airport (Jordan)

Driving hide 

Parking lots are available at the airport. Passengers may also rent cars from international car rental companies such as Hertz and Budget, which are represented at the airport.

Buses hide 

The Sariyah shuttle bus travels between Amman and the airport. Waiting time between buses is typically half an hour.

Taxi hide 

Taxis may be found outside the terminal building at the taxi ranks, and fares are charged according to the destination.

 Who flies to Amman Queen Alia

 Airport Contact Details

Amman Queen Alia Airport

PO Box 39225,

Tel:+962 (0)6 4451132

 Location Details

Longitude:36° 0' 0'' E
Latitude:31° 43' 0'' N

 Airport Location

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