Queen Alia International Airport is Jordan’s main and largest airport, serving nearly all international air traffic in the country. A high-quality, essential asset for the kingdom, the airport served c. 9m passengers in 2019 (compared to 4m in 2007).
In 2007, the Government of Jordan selected Airport International Group (AIG) to refurbish, expand and operate the airport for 25 years. Construction was completed in November 2016. Upgrades and capacity expansion works will continue over the coming years.
In 2018, Meridiam and its partner Aéroports de Paris (ADP) acquired 86% of the concessionaire, Airport International Group (AIG). Meridiam and ADP (who had been an investor since inception) jointly developed an unsolicited offer to take control of the Project on an off-market basis. This investment also benefits from Meridiam’s strategic partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
In 2018, Queen Alia International Airport became the first airport in the Middle East to reach level 3+ of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (level 3 was reached in 2016). This level, also known as the ‘Neutrality’ step, first requires fulfilling all level 3 obligations, including carbon management aiming at reducing the carbon footprint of all airport stakeholders. The Project has worked with the airport operator, airlines, all service providers working on the airport site. In addition, this level also requires offsetting all residual emissions under the airport’s control that cannot be reduced.
In Q2 2022, the airport became the first airport in the Middle East to be awarded level 4+ of the Airport Carbon Accreditation.
to reach the level 3+ of Airport Carbon Accreditation
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