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Amman, August 2018 - According to statistics released by Airport International Group, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 918,207 passengers (PAX) in July 2018 - as opposed to 868,614 in the same month last year - marking a significant increase of 5.7% and setting an unprecedented record for previous July results. During the same period, aircraft movement (ACM) figures also rose by 6.3%, with handled cargo witnessing a decrease of 11.8%.
Throughout the first seven months of 2018, QAIA received a total of 4,802,725 passengers, registering a 7.2% rise in year-to-date (YTD) PAX numbers compared to the same period last year. As for ACM and cargo YTD figures, QAIA marked a 2.0% growth and a 0.6% drop to come in at 44,063 movements and 60,642 tons respectively.
“We are pleased to observe such great results for July and look forward to what the next five months of this fruitful year will bring, especially with us recording yet another historic milestone. As so, we remain wholly committed to delivering an exceptional travel experience that further cements QAIA’s standing as the Kingdom’s prime gateway to the world,” commented Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group.