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Amman, April 2017 – In the first quarter of 2017, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) received a total of 1,671,784 passengers, registering an increase of 2.0% in year-to-date passenger traffic (PAX) in comparison to Q1 2016. Meanwhile, according to statistics released by Airport International Group, during Q1 2017, year-to-date aircraft movement (ACM) figures dropped by 2.9%, while cargo handled decreased by 8.7% in comparison to the first three months of last year.
In the month of March, QAIA welcomed 570,586 PAX, set against 569,834 PAX in March 2016, indicating a year-on-year increase of 0.1%. Throughout the month, the Airport also registered a slight decline in ACM figures, which decreased by 0.8% for a total monthly ACM of 5,891. Additionally, QAIA handled 8,513 tons of cargo in March 2017 as opposed to 9,299 tons during the same month last year, resulting in a year-on-year fall of 8.5%.
“Throughout the first quarter of 2017, we have been pleased to witness consistently positive monthly passenger traffic figures and to welcome more passengers to QAIA this year than in the same period of 2016,” said Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group. “Our commitment to ensuring passenger comfort and satisfaction is the cornerstone of our operations at all levels, and, after increasing the airport’s annual capacity to up to 12 million passengers following the inauguration of the second phase of QAIA’s New Terminal Project last year, we look forward to registering further growth and ushering more travelers through Jordan’s prime gateway to the world.”