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Amman, April 2016 – In the first three months of 2016, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) received a total of 1,639,519 passengers, registering an increase of 8.5% in year-to-date passenger traffic (PAX) in comparison to Q1 2015. According to statistics released by Airport International Group (AIG) - the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of QAIA - during Q1 2016, year-to-date aircraft movement (ACM) figures have climbed by 9.3%, while cargo handled also rose by 10.2% in comparison to the first quarter of last year.
During the month of March, QAIA welcomed 569,834 PAX, set against 527,075 PAX in March 2015, indicating an 8.1% year-on-year increase. Throughout the month, the Airport also registered a significant 7.6% year-on-year climb in ACM figures, for a total monthly ACM of 5,939. Additionally, QAIA handled 9,299 tons of cargo in March 2016 as opposed to 8,727 tons during the same month last year, resulting in a year-on-year rise of 6.6%.
“Witnessing consistent improvements in year-on-year PAX, ACM and cargo traffic figures, we are extremely pleased with QAIA’s positive Q1 results, which indicate a trend of robust growth across the board,” said Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group (AIG). “We look forward to building upon these successes in order to achieve further development, as we continue to ensure that the Kingdom’ prime gateway to the world remains a source of pride to all Jordanians.”