Published: 2018-12-22 18:46
Last Updated: 2018-12-24 13:30
The government confirmed on Friday, December 21, 2018, that no investment or sale of Amman Civil Airport, also knows as Marka International Airport, or Marka Military Airport, had been decided yet, and the army has no relation to this matter.
The government added that there is no intention of establishing a new airport instead of the Amman Civil Airport.
The military airport now exceeds the 8 million passenger limit which gives the government the right to establish another airport in Amman. Accordingly, the Ministry of Transport has launched a study to manage and operate the airport which will show results in the second quarter of 2019. The study will include economic feasibility, cost, and rehabilitation plans.
According to the government, the Amman Civil Airport will be dedicated to medium and small aircraft, especially since there are examples around the world of joint military and civilian airports.
The government stated that if the airport will not get invested in after the end of the study, it will remain a joint airport and military.