Amman Civil Airport, commonly known as Marka International Airport, is located in Marka district, Greater Amman Municipality, Jordan, some 5 km north-east of Amman city center.
It serves as Amman's a main civil airport for passengers on private flights, and moreover as an aviation education and training hub. It was the main airport for Jordan until Queen Alia International Airport was opened in 1983.
The airport was founded in 1950 by the British as a joint military civilian airport. In 2009, Jordan Airports Company officially assumed managerial and operational responsibility for Amman Civil Airport. It mainly serves now as a regional airport servicing domestic and nearby international routes, as well as charter and private VIP flights.