AMMAN - Airport International Group (AIG) - the Jordanian consortium responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) - and its car park management services partner, National Company For Car Parking Systems Ltd (Mawgif), held on Saturday 2nd March, 2013, a press conference explaining the new QAIA terminal's parking areas' procedures and regulations. The conference was held in the presence of AIG CEO Kjeld Binger, AIG Director of Operations Gilles De Maximy, Mawgif Chief Operating Officer Hafiz Azzubair and his partner Dr. Ezzudin Hattab, also attending from the Jordanian Public Security Department (PSD) Head of the Traffic Division at the Airport Captain Hasan Al Rabee', alongside local and regional media entities.
Slated to be operational on the terminal's launch date, the new parking facilities are divided into three key areas: departure curbside area, short-term parking lot and long-term parking lot.
For passenger drop-offs, drivers entering the departure curbside will receive a ticket that permits them a 10-minute free-of-charge grace period. Spending 11-20 minutes in the drop-off area will incur a JOD 4 fee, while spending more than 20 minutes and less than one hour will incur a JOD 13 charge. Vehicles that are left unattended at the departure curbside will be subject to police towing.
All vehicles should use the short-term car park to meet and greet passengers. Upon entering the new terminal, the arrivals road sign will direct drivers to the short-term parking barrier where a dispenser will produce a parking ticket. The hourly charge for using the new terminal's short-term parking area is JOD 1. Drivers can either pay the parking ticket using the Pay on Foot machines available at the arrivals curbside, or on their way out at the cashier booth located at the parking's exit.
The new terminal's long-term parking area may be accessed by passengers who wish to leave their vehicles for an extended period of time whilst travelling. Upon entering the long-term parking area, drivers will collect a parking ticket which will calculate the number of days the vehicle remains parked. The charge for using the new terminal's long-term parking is JOD 10 for every 24 hours. A designated shuttle bus will transport passengers to the new terminal building upon departure, and back to their parked vehicles upon arrival to Amman.
Clearly marked signage in both Arabic and English has been set up to direct traffic at each of the three parking areas. The actual parking areas are intuitively designed to facilitate smooth traffic flow.
"The new terminal's parking facilities have been managed and designed in accordance with international technology and security standards, allowing both passengers and visitors to enjoy comprehensive and world-class parking services. At AIG, it is our responsibility to choose the best vendors and service providers who can support us in delivering convenient, user friendly and secure services across QAIA's facilities, and this includes car park areas. Based on its vast experience in managing the car parks of major airports across the region, we are confident that Mawgif is the ideal partner for AIG," stated Binger.
Mawgif was established in 2001 in Saudi Arabia as an on/off-street parking management company. With branches in Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, Mawgif is specialized in operating international airports' car parks and its client list includes key regional airports.
About Airport International Group (AIG)
AIG is a Jordanian consortium of companies that harnesses the airport management and construction expertise of regional and international partners in order to rehabilitate, expand and operate Jordan's premier gateway, Queen Alia International Airport. AIG was awarded its 25-year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession in 2007 by the Jordanian Government after an open global tender overseen by the International Finance Corporation (World Bank).
This press release has been distributed by Bidaya Corporate Communications on behalf of Airport International Group (AIG).