Alaeddin Construction Co. is implementing the third phase of construction of a new VIP terminal for Jordanian Private Jets Services (JP Jets) at Aqaba's King Hussein International Airport, the first privately owned terminal for business aviation in the Middle East. The new terminal will include a VIP lounge and eight executive and crew rest rooms, along with an expansive apron.
Jordanian charter operator Rayajet has placed firm orders with Bombardier for a Challenger 300 and one of the larger Challenger 605s. Today it plans to announce a strategic alliance with Ayla Aviation Academy, a flight-training provider based in Aqaba, Jordan. The new airplanes will join a Challenger 601 RayaJet currently operates for Middle East clients.
This year’s election of Shimon Peres as Israel’s president could revitalize dormant plans for developing Jordan’s King Hussein International Airport at Aqaba as a regional hub to serve both countries. The airport sits at the north end of the Red Sea, across the Gulf of Aqaba from the Israeli resort city of Eilat.