Amman-Marka International Airport (AMIA) Established by the British as a joint military civilian airport in 1950, the airport grew quickly to become Jordan's only international gateway. In the years that followed, the aircraft using it increased in size, AMIA single runway 06/24, which was extended from 2,000 meters to 3,286 meters in 1976.
Runway related and other navigational aids were upgraded the same year, culminating in the opening of the new control tower. However AMIA became more congested year by year, And AMIA lives on for another reason. Originally built in open countryside, urban development has surrounded it on three out four of four sides to make it a suburban airport.
An amazing variety of aircraft and people pass through AMIA, and traffic ranges from giant Galaxy C5s, C17, B747, A340, VC10s and Antonov 124s. not least AMIA extraordinary capacity and its proven ability to handle all types of traffic. Capable of handling up to 1.5 million passengers a year and able to accommodate the B747-400s aircraft. and AMIA alternative to QAIA.
This is an increasingly busy regional airport, just over 150,000 passengers passed through in 2006, and there were 33,488 aircraft movements including 9,920 commercial aircraft. "We have got the Royal Jordanian Air Force, The Royal Falcon, Arab Wings and Royal Wings. Together they generate a lot of traffic and a lot of business. The prestigious Queen Noor Technical Center and some of RJ's training facilities (Jordan Airline Training Simulation , Royal Jordanian Air Academy and MID EAST Aviation Academy are based here too. AMIA is operational 24 hours a day , .AMIA is also rail served: the famous Hejaz Railway passes close to the airport and runs south to QAIA and beyond. One day, say planners, Amman's two airport could even be linked by train.
The following are the condition for use of Amman Marka International Airport
1. Amman Marka International Airport is a public airport, used for commercial flights.
2. Amman Marka International Airport will at all times, when it is open for operations, be available to all persons on equal terms and conditions.
3. Amman Marka International Airport is open to all aircrafts. The airport is classified under reference code 4D, Approach Type Cat I.
LOCATION OF THE AIRPORT
a. Distance and direction from city: 2.7 NM North East of Amman.
b. Elevation : 2555 FT. (779 ) Meters
c. ARP coordinates and site at AD: 315821.73194 / N 355929.65800E Center of Runway.
d. Reference temperature: 32.6 C.
e. Location indicator AMIA
f. IATA indication. OJAM
RUNWAY : Runway Dimensions 3275 X 45 (m)
Surface Type and Strength PCN 55/F/C/W/U Asphalt Flexible
OPERATING AIR CARRIERS
1) Royal Wings
2) Jordan Aviation
3) Palestine Airlines
4) Arab Wings
5) Air serv
7) Royal Falcon
AIRCRAFT TYPE CURRENTLY SERVED
C130, C5, C17 B707, B727, B737, VC10s Airbus A320, and Airbus A310.
Airport Reference Code 4D and Approach Type. Cat 1
a. Airport Operator: Amman Marka International Airport Management.
b. Address: Amman Marka Airport
P.O. Box : 7547, Amman, 11110, Jordan.
Director of the Airport: Eng. Ali Abdul Kader