Queen Alia International Airport Welcomes approximately 4 Million Passengers during H1 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Amman, August 2018 - Over the course of the first six months of 2018, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 3,884,518 passengers (PAX), registering a 7.6% year-on-year increase, according to figures released by Airport International Group - further cementing its standing as a key Jordanian landmark and active contributor to the national economy as well as the transport and tourism sectors.

Since the beginning of the year until the end of June, QAIA also witnessed 36,301 aircraft movements (ACM) and handled 52,120 tons of cargo - amounting to 1.1% and 1.5% respectively - compared to the same period in 2017. Top destinations contributing to this notable growth were Alexandria, Antalya, Baghdad, Cairo, Doha, Istanbul, Kuwait, Paphos and Rome.

As for June 2018 monthly figures - which were the highest in QAIA history - QAIA recorded a total of 736,192 PAX as opposed to 628,787 PAX in June 2017, indicating a significant rise of 17.1%. For the same period, cargo activity figures decreased by 21.1% to hit 8,412, whereas ACM figures went up 8.9% to reach 7,127.

“We are very pleased with the success of the first six months of 2018, which has proved once again that our Airport is fully equipped to handle increasing passenger numbers,” commented Airport International Group CEO, Kjeld Binger. “With the Airport’s new routes as well as the Hajj season and upcoming holidays, we remain optimistic about maintaining a consistent growth during the second half of the year.”