Queen Alia International Airport Registers Passenger Traffic Upsurge in February

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Airport International Group (AIG) - the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) - has released its statistics for the month of February 2016, which indicate significant improvements in year-on-year passenger traffic (PAX), aircraft movements (ACM), and cargo traffic figures compared to the same month last year.

Throughout the month of February, QAIA welcomed 501,862 PAX compared to 451,097 PAX in February of last year, indicating an 11.3% year-on-year increase. The Airport also registered a remarkable 12.4% year-on-year growth in ACM figures, reaching 5,584 ACM in February. Additionally, QAIA handled 7,979 tons of cargo as opposed to 6,996 tons during the same month last year, resulting in a 14.1% rise.

During the first two months of 2016, QAIA received a total of 1,069,685 passengers, marking an 8.7% year-to-date increase against PAX figures recorded during the same period last year. Additionally, in January and February 2016, year-to-date ACM figures climbed by 10.1%, while cargo handled rose by 12.4% compared to those recorded in the first two months of 2015.

“For the second month in a row, QAIA’s performance has improved across the board, welcoming an increased number of passengers to Jordan’s prime gateway to the world, as well as recording enhanced ACM and cargo traffic figures for the month of February,” said AIG CEO, Kjeld Binger. “Earlier this month, QAIA secured its second consecutive first-place win in the category of ‘Best Airport by Region: Middle East’ in the 2015 Airport Service Quality Survey, the world’s leading airport passenger satisfaction benchmark program. We aim to build upon this momentum, which has the potential to positively impact the Jordanian tourism sector and thus its economy at large, as we look forward to witnessing further enhanced results in the months to come.”