QAIA Announces Overall Year-to-Date Passenger and Aircraft Traffic Increase in November 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Airport International Group (AIG) - the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) - announced year-to-date (YTD) growth across passenger traffic (PAX) and aircraft movements (ACM) at QAIA during November 2014.

During November, YTD PAX increased by 9.4% to reach 6,591,184 as opposed to 6,024,078 YTD PAX during the same period in 2013. Alternately, YTD ACM rose to 67,686 ACM, represented by a 4.9% increase over the same period last year.

Meanwhile, and for the first time since the beginning of 2014, PAX decreased by 5.6% to come in at 428,270 PAX compared to 453,444 PAX over the same month last year. ACM registered a minor fall during November 2014, dropping 2.4% to stand at 5,125 ACM in comparison to 5,252 ACM during November 2013.

“This month’s positive year-to-date figures are a clear indicator of QAIA’s growing strength as a prime travel hub within the region. The slight drop experienced during November is attributed to the fact that the Eid Al Adha vacation, which occurred in October, and the Christmas holidays, which occur at the end of December, have led to a somewhat slower season in between, with vacationers opting to travel at the end of the year instead,” stated AIG CEO Kjeld Binger.