Amman | Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
Queen Alia Airport is located 35 km (20 miles) south of Amman, the capital city of Jordan. It is the home hub of Royal Jordanian Airlines.
The airport has one terminal divided into three levels. Upon arrival, you will go through immigration at the mid level, and then descend to baggage claim at ground level. After baggage claim you can visit a Duty Free area. Continue from there into the Arrival Hall, where you will find ATMs, booths for different phone companies or car rentals, and a Starbucks coffee shop.
Departures are at the top level. Take one of the escalators or elevators. Once you enter the building, the security control is straight ahead, and several small stores, a restaurant and a coffee shop are at your right and left. After security check, take a sharp left or right to the Check In counters. Once checked in, you can move on through passport control. Thereafter, you will pass a large duty free area, and several restaurants and lounges. More restaurants and small convenience stores can be found at the gates.
There is free WIFI throughout!
Aqaba | King Hussein International Airport (AQJ)
King Hussein International Airport (also called Aqaba Airport) is located in the northern suburbs of Aqaba, approx. 10 km (5 miles) from the city center. It is much smaller than Queen Alia International Airport and less luxurious. It’s location close to Petra, Wadi Rum and a costline featuring stunning diving and snorkeling grounds is in some regards much more attractive. In any case, it serves the purpose to enter the country or catch a flight out (or to Amman) perfectly. Several airlines such as Ryanair, EasyJet, Turkish Airlines or Ural Air recently started operating in the South, and, as Jordan’s Tourism Industry grows, it can be expected that Aqaba Airport will grow as well in the coming years.
Many nationalities can get a visa for Jordan upon arrival at the airports or border crossings (exception: Allenby/ King Hussein Bridge (!)). A single entry visa is normally 40 JD (approx. 56 USD).
For detailed information regarding visa and passport issues see Visas & Passports.
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