Queen Alia International Airport Welcomes Over 3.6 Million Passengers during H1

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Amman, August 2017 – Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 3,609,875 passengers during the first half of 2017, registering a 5.4% year-to-date (YTD) increase in passenger traffic (PAX) in comparison to the same period in 2016. According to official figures released by Airport International Group, YTD aircraft movements (ACM) have also witnessed a minor increase of 0.7%, while the amount of cargo handled decreased by 1.7% in comparison to the first six months of last year.

In June 2017, PAX rose to 628,787 passengers, which amounted to an impressive 14.0% rise. Similarly, ACM and cargo witnessed significant increases of 8.9% and 22.2% respectively, as opposed to the same month of last year, coming in at 6,545 ACM and 10,661 tons.

Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group, said, “We are delighted to see such great results during the month of June, which witnessed the celebration of Eid Al Fitr, as well as an upsurge in travels by both locals and foreigners looking for a change of scenery and new experiences. We look forward to seeing this trend continue in the upcoming months as the summer season reaches its peak.”

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