Amman Airport (AMM), also known as the Queen Alia International Airport, is located in the area of Zizya. It is Jordan's largest airport, built in the year 1983. The airport gets its unique name from the third wife, Queen Alia, of (the late) King Hussein of Jordan. The airport is approximately 20 miles south of the capital city, so car hire is recommended if you're planning on travelling into the city centre as it's a fair distance from the airport. Approximately 6 million passengers travel through the airport every year, so car hire is one of the best ways to travel as it will mean you avoid busy public transport.