Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Queen Alia airport passenger traffic up 12.6pc

The Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman, Jordan welcomed 599,683 passengers in October, registering a significant 12.6 per cent year-on-year leap in comparison to the same month of last year.

According to October 2017statistics announced by Airport International Group, QAIA also experienced an impressive 12.6 per cent improvement in cargo figures compared to October 2016 by handling 9,950 tons. Meanwhile, the airport recorded 5,536 aircraft movements (ACM), representing a year-on-year decrease of 1.7 per cent.

Additionally, as of the end of October, QAIA had received a total of 6,802,053 passengers in 2017, resulting in a 6.6 per cent year-to-date (YTD) increase in passenger traffic (PAX) in comparison to the same period in 2016.The Airport also registered a minimal 1.4 per cent rise in YTD ACM figures, amounting to 63,445by the end of October. Moreover, QAIA handled 90,433 tons of cargo during the first 10 months of this year, affecting a significant7.5 per cent increase.

“We are pleased to see that October’s passenger traffic figures have increased for the fifth consecutive month in 2017, a winning streak by any means. Top destinations contributing to this growth included regional routes such as Cairo, Alexandria, Doha and Kuwait, as well as the ever-popular Turkey and Rome. Moreover, we aspire to see positive results in the winter months, during the upcoming holiday season,” said Airport International Group CEO Kjeld Binger. - TradeArabia News Service



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