Queen Alia International Airport Welcomes Over 654,000 Passengers during October 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Amman, November 2018 - Registering an unprecedented record for previous October results, Airport International Group has announced that Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) received 654,791 passengers (PAX) last month, indicating a significant 9.2% increase compared to October 2017. Moreover, aircraft movements (ACM) rose a substantial 11.5% to reach 6,173, whereas cargo handled decreased by 7.9% to settle at 9,165 tons as opposed to figures from the same month last year.

By the end of October 2018, QAIA had welcomed 7,197,330 passengers, indicating a 5.8% year-to-date (YTD) growth in PAX measured against the first 10 months of 2017. Concurrently, YTD ACM came in at 65,261, amounting to a 2.9% rise, while the 86,685 tons of handled cargo resulted in a 4.1% YTD drop contrasted with the same period last year.

“We are excited to see that both passenger traffic and aircraft movements have surged notably during October. These positive figures were triggered by QAIA’s growing regional and international airline network, which is expanding the destinations to which Jordan is connected and, consequently, increasing the number of passengers coming through the Airport on a daily basis. As the year draws to a close, we look forward to witnessing the anticipated boost in activity that usually occurs around Christmas and New Year as expats travel back home and others choose to spend the holidays abroad,” commented Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group.

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