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Amman, December 2015 – According to figures issued by Airport International Group (AIG) - the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) – for the month of November, the Airport witnessed a 4.5% year-on-year rise in passenger traffic (PAX) compared to the same period in 2014. November also saw an increase in cargo traffic numbers as well as a slight growth in year-on-year aircraft movements (ACM).
Throughout the month of November, QAIA welcomed 447,610 PAX, signaling a 4.5% increase in comparison to the 428,270 PAX received in the same period last year. In addition, QAIA handled 8,612 tons of cargo as opposed to 7,860 tons during November 2014, effecting a 9.6% rise. QAIA also registered 5,173 ACM as opposed to 5,125 ACM in 2014, indicating a minor increase of 0.9%.
As of the end of November, the Airport’s overall year-to-date (YTD) PAX for 2015 has reached 6,562,634, registering a slight drop of 0.4% in comparison to the same period last year. While ACM figures have also registered a YTD fall of 2.6%, QAIA’s cargo traffic figures continue to rise, experiencing a YTD growth of 6.7% and totaling 90,928 tons thus far in 2015.
“We are delighted with the Airport’s improved performance in November, particularly with regards to the noted increase in passenger traffic as compared to the same month last year,” said Airport International Group CEO, Kjeld Binger. “As Jordan’s prime gateway to the world, we look forward to welcoming an exceeding number of visitors from around the globe in the future, generating a positive effect on not only the tourism sector, but also the Kingdom’s economy as a whole.”