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Amman, September 2018 - According to August statistics released by Airport International Group, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has achieved yet another unprecedented milestone by welcoming for the first time ever 1,002,010 passengers (PAX) during one month - represented by an upturn of 6.8% compared to 2017. During the month, aircraft movements (ACM) increased by 8.8% and handled cargo decreased by 16.8%.
Between January and August 2018, passengers travelling via QAIA amounted to 5,804,735, marking a 7.2% growth in year-to-date (YTD) PAX numbers as opposed to the same period last year. In addition, figures registered a 3% rise in ACM and a 2.9% decline in cargo - with 52,365 movements and 68,996 tons respectively.
“August has been an extremely successful month, proudly crossing the one million passenger mark for the first time in QAIA history. The increased activity we witnessed was led by the Eid al-Adha holiday, Hajj season and end of the summer vacation, reaffirming our standing as a leading airport in the region. To this end, we strive to continue to build on our achievements in order to maintain the exceptional and unique travel experience we provide, while further cementing QAIA’s distinguished position on the global aviation map,” commented Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group.