Media & Communication Directorate
Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan)
King instructs renaming of Aqaba International Airport
Amman, 24 April 2003
In line with His Majesty King Abdullah II instructions today, Aqaba International Airport was named King Hussein International Airport in recognition to the role of His Majesty the late King Hussein and his efforts, aspirations and vision for the future of Aqaba, which His Majesty King Abdullah II developed into a Special Economic Zone. The airport was also announced as an open skies airport.