Marka International Airport
Amman Civil Airport at Marka
Marka may refer to:* Marka people, a people of Mali in Western Africa** Marka language, the language of the Marka people* Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark , the currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina...

, is a one-terminal airport situated in East Amman
Amman is the capital of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Greater Amman area has a population of 2,842,629 as of 2010. The population of Amman is expected to jump from 2.8 million to almost...

, Jordan
Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya) is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing...

. It was the home hub of Royal Jordanian
Royal Jordanian
Royal Jordanian Airlines is the flag carrier of Jordan with its head office in Amman, Jordan, operating scheduled international services over four continents from its main base at Queen Alia International Airport at Amman Jordan. Royal Jordanian is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization...

 Airlines, the national flag carrier, until Queen Alia International Airport
Queen Alia International Airport
Queen Alia International Airport is Jordan's largest airport that is situated in Zizya area, 20 miles south of Amman. The airport has three terminals: two passenger terminals and one cargo terminal. It is the home hub of Royal Jordanian Airlines, the national flag carrier, as well as being a...

 was opened in 1983.

It mainly serves now as a regional airport servicing domestic and nearby international routes. It is home to airlines such as Royal Wings
Royal Wings
Royal Wings is a Royal Jordanian Group Company and the charter arm of Royal Jordanian, is an airline based in Amman, Jordan. Its main base is Queen Alia International Airport , Amman with a hub at Amman Civil Airport .-History:...

, Jordan Aviation
Jordan Aviation
Jordan Aviation is an airline based in Amman, Jordan. It operates scheduled and worldwide charter services flights, mainly to the Middle East, Europe and Africa. It also provides wet lease services to major airlines seeking additional capacity. Its main bases are Marka Airport, Amman and Aqaba...

, and Arab Wings
Arab Wings
Arab Wings is an airline based in Amman, Jordan. It operates charter passenger services throughout the Middle East, Persian Gulf and parts of Europe. Its main base is Marka International Airport, Amman.-History:...

. Amman Airport is operational 24 hours a day.

The Jordan Civil Aviation Authority, has planned on expanding the airport by adding gates and more parking space for airlines, at the same time the agreement has been signed by the JCAA and Aeroport de Paris, and the plan is excpected to start in the summer of 2012 and end in the year of 2015..

After the War began in Iraq in early 2002 the United States military used the airport because it was close to Iraq at that time.

Airlines and destinations

Cargo airlines

Jordan International Air Cargo is based in Marka. The company was founded in 2001, and gained its Air Operating Certificate in 2005. The company operates cargo charter flights in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe, using two planes, one Antonov An-12
Antonov An-12
The Antonov An-12 is a four-engined turboprop transport aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. It is the military version of the Antonov An-10.-Design and development:...

 and one Ilyushin Il-76
Ilyushin Il-76
The Ilyushin Il-76 is a multi-purpose four-engined strategic airlifter designed by Ilyushin design bureau. It was first planned as a commercial freighter in 1967. Intended as a replacement for the Antonov An-12, the Il-76 was designed for delivering heavy machinery to remote, poorly-serviced areas...

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