Amman Civil Airport

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Amman Civil Airport
مطار عمان المدني
Matar Amman Al Madani

IATA: ADJICAO: OJAM

ADJ is located in Jordan
ADJ
ADJ
Location of airport in Jordan
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Government
Operator Jordan Airports Company
Serves Amman and Palestine
Location Amman, Jordan
Elevation AMSL 2,555 ft / 779 m
Coordinates 31°58′21″N 035°59′29″E / 31.97250°N 35.99139°E / 31.97250; 35.99139
Website www.jac.jo
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 3,275 10,745 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 279,219
Movements 7,090
Sources: AIP[1] and DAFIF[2][3]

Amman Civil Airport (IATA: ADJICAO: OJAM) at Marka,[4] located in close proximity to the center of Amman, 3 km from the city center, Amman Civil Airport serves as a main civil airport for passengers on chartered flights and VIP private flights, and moreover as an aviation education and training hub. It was the main airport for Jordan until Queen Alia International Airport was opened in 1983.

History[edit]

The airport was founded in 1950 by the British as a joint military civilian airport.[5] In 2009, Jordan Airports Company officially assumed managerial and operational responsibility for Amman Civil Airport. The company is also entrusted with the development of 6,000 Dunums around Queen Alia International Airport. It mainly serves now as a regional airport servicing domestic and nearby international routes, as well as charter and private VIP flights. In coordination with international specialized consultants, the company has prepared a comprehensive master plan for Amman Civil Airport, which includes several capital projects. The company began the implementation of the first phase of the master plan to develop the facilities at the Airport; in 2012 the VIP Lounge was renovated and operated in a new spirit and a new level of services to position it as one of the most exceptional VIP Terminals in the region. In 2013 the new airport entrance project was delivered and in October 2013 the works started to rehabilitate the arrivals terminal and expand the duty-free shops at the airport, in addition to other several infrastructure and air side projects. The airport is the home to airlines such as Royal Wings, Jordan Aviation, Arab Wings, and Petra Airlines, and is operational 24 hours a day.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Jordan Aviation Charter: Aqaba, Baghdad, Dubai, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Najaf[citation needed]
Palestinian Airlines El-Arish[citation needed]

Cargo[edit]

Jordan International Air Cargo is based in Marka. The company was founded in 2001, and gained its Air operator's certificate in 2005.[6] The company operates cargo charter flights in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe,[7] using two planes, one Antonov An-12 and two Ilyushin Il-76MF.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIP for Amman Civil Airport (OJAM) from Jordan's Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission
  2. ^ Airport information for OJAM at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for ADJ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. ^ Photo of the airport with the name explicitly showing 14 April 2009
  5. ^ "Amman-Marka International Airport". Jordan Airports Company. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jordan International Air Cargo". JIAC. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  7. ^ NetImpulses. "Jordan International Air Cargo- Reviews, Rate Quote". Shipping-international. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "A-Z Air Freighters Guide - Freighter Airlines A-Z Index". A-Z Group Ltd. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 

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