AQJ Airport


AQJ Airport
The construction of King Hussein International Airport began in the late 1960s and was officially opened in 1972 by His Majesty King Saddam Hussein.
King Hussein International Airport serves more than 35 airlines connecting several destinations to/from Aqaba, which is located in Jordan and is also close to three other countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Aqaba Airport has a single runway and a single terminal of 2,600 m2 with only one departure gate and a baggage claim, although the building has been expanded.
The main airlines of Aqaba Airport are: Royal Wings, Jordan Aviation, Petra Airlines and Royal Jordanian. But, among other airlines, Ryanair, easyJet and Turkish Airlines also operate.
Aqaba is an airport that can handle even the largest jets. In fact, Aqaba Airport also has separate buildings for general aviation and a royal pavilion. The airport's main airline is Royal Jordanian which operates several flights to Amman with Embraer E175 Regional Jets for a journey of around 45 minutes. These Jets have 72 seats, 10 of which are business class. Royal Jordanian airline also operates charter flights to/from Europe.
Aqaba Airports Company is the management company of King Hussein International Airport with airport certification of the Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission.
Management company: Aqaba Airports Company (AAC)
Telephone: + 962 (3) 2034010

IATA code: AQJ
National code: JO

Transport to/from the airport
By car the fastest route to / from the airport and the center of Aqaba is via Al-Farouk St. and Airport St, covering about 10 km in 15 minutes.
Taxis are available outside the airport terminal.
Text by Alisè Vitri
Photo Visual: Authentic travel / Keleny / Shutterstock
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Updated December 2019
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