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Amman, December 2016 - Airport International Group (AIG) – the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) – revealed that the Airport welcomed 488,215 passengers (PAX) during November 2016, effecting a 9.1% rise compared to the same month in 2015.
The Airport also registered 5,278 aircraft movements (ACM) as opposed to 5,173 ACM in 2015, indicating a 2.0% year-on-year rise, whereas cargo figures dropped 5.6% as QAIA handled 8,130 tons as opposed to 8,612 tons during the same month of last year.
The increase in airport traffic during November raised the 2016 year-to-date (YTD) PAX to 6,871,408 for a 4.7% rise compared to the same period last year. Additonally, YTD ACM increased by 2.9% to settle at 67,831 ACM, while YTD cargo traffic figures went up 1.5% to reach 92,255 tons.
“We’re excited about the growth we witnessed in November, and we’re looking forward to closing the year with even higher numbers than last year. 2016 has been great for QAIA, filled with achievements across the board, and we look forward to adding one final triumph to its record during the final month of the year,” said Airport International Group CEO, Kjeld Binger.