Over 580,000 Passengers Travel through Queen Alia International Airport in May

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Amman, July 2019: Official Airport International Group statistics have shown that Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 583,662 passengers (PAX) during May 2019, registering a 3.8% drop as opposed to the same month in 2018. In tandem, QAIA recorded 6,061 aircraft movements (ACM) and 9,243 tons of cargo, signifying a 2.8% and 2.5% decline, respectively.

Meanwhile, QAIA received 3,312,232 PAX between January and May of this year, marking a 5.2% increase in year-to-date (YTD) figures, in comparison with the first five months of 2018. Furthermore, YTD ACM rose by 4.6% to reach 30,524, whereas YTD cargo decreased by 6.6% to settle at 40,830 tons.

“The numbers recorded at QAIA throughout the first five months of the year were generally positive, despite the marginal decline in our results for May, which were mainly due to the slower pace normally expected during the holy month of Ramadan. Nonetheless, we anticipate promising figures for the upcoming few months, particularly with the summer holidays in full swing,” stated Airport International Group CEO, Kjeld Binger.

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