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Groupe ADP opens negotiations to buy Amman airport operator

A consortium spearheaded by Groupe ADP has launched a bid to acquire Airport International Goup (AIG), the concessionaire responsible for operating and developing Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan.

The consortium, which also includes Meridiam and ASMA Capital Partners BSC, admits that it is offically in negotiations to buy AIG, subject to the approval of the Government of Jordan and Project Lenders consent.

Groupe ADP, which currently holds a 9.5% stake in IG, wants a majority controlling stake in AIG. 

Queen Alia International Airport welcomed 7.4 million passengers in 2016 and has a reputation for being one of the world's most customer friendly airports, regualrly winning or faring well in ACI's Airport Service Quality (ASQ) customer satisfaction survey in its 5-15mppa category for the Middle East.
Queen Alia
Only last year it celebrated the completion of the second phase development of its new terminal.

The $214 million expansion project has added 43,513 square-metres to the terminal that has allowed the airport to double its number of gates and effectively raise its capacity to 12 million passengers per annum.

The new capacity, up from 9mppa, will be increased to 16 million in the next expansion phase, which will be triggered by demand.

The new-look terminal now boasts a total of 25 gates, including eight remote stands and 17 contact gates.

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