On March 14, 2013, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan participated in the opening of a new terminal at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
“The new 103,000 square meter terminal has been built at an estimated cost of USD 750 million. It is expected to increase the airport’s capacity to nearly 12 million passengers per year after the completion of the final phase… The new terminal features ample food and beverage venues, shopping outlet’s sufficient flight information screens, comfortable seating in waiting areas and high levels of service at the customer assistance counter.”
And, finally, His Majesty sent a telegram of congratulations to His Holiness Pope Francis I. According to the Jordan News Agency, His Majesty “…wished the new Pope success to maximize tolerance and coexistence values among followers of different religions, promote human rights, and defend peace, freedom and justice.”