QAIA Sets New September Passenger Traffic Benchmark

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Amman, October 2014 - Airport International Group (AIG) - the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) - announced that it has fulfilled another record-breaking achievement by surpassing the 600,000 passenger traffic (PAX) September benchmark for the first time in the Airport’s history. This accomplishment comes as part of the steady growth in QAIA’s PAX and aircraft movements (ACM) throughout 2014. During September 2014, PAX went up 9.5% to register at 614,336 PAX compared to 561,205 PAX in September 2013. Since the beginning of 2014 and up until September, year-to-date (YTD) PAX reached 5,554,309, representing an 11.8% increase as opposed to 4,969,779 YTD PAX over the same period last year. ACM rose by 12.8% to stand at 6,395 ACM in comparison to 5,669 ACM during September 2013. YTD ACM came in at 56,021 ACM, which is a 9.5% surge over the same period in 2013. “The Hajj season, which occurred during September, in addition to leisure and expat travel to and from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Baghdad, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi were the main contributors to this month’s results. Overall, QAIA has been experiencing robust traffic with monthly growth in statistics since the beginning of 2014. As such, we look forward to what the remainder of the year will bring,” commented AIG CEO Kjeld Binger.