Amman, March 2022: Airport International Group revealed that Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 768,777 passengers (PAX) during the first two months of 2022 - noting a 164.6% surge and 38.4% decline against 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively. Moreover, QAIA recorded 8,608 aircraft movements (ACM), marking a 119.1% increase and 25.7% decrease against 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively. QAIA also handled 8,301 tons of cargo, which were 22% higher and 41.4% lower than the figures registered in 2021 and 2019, respectively.
During the month of February, QAIA received 372,880 PAX, denoting a 168.2% growth and 37.2% drop against 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively. QAIA witnessed 3,978 ACM, indicating a 110.4% rise and 27.9% fall as opposed to 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively. QAIA also handled 4,254 tons of cargo, experiencing a 31.1% increase and 40.4% decrease compared to 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively.
“The traffic statistics for February clearly indicate that QAIA has not recovered to pre-Covid 19 crisis levels just yet. Nevertheless, we remain optimistic that with the current easing and inevitable lifting of travel restrictions - illustrated by the cancelation of the negative PCR test requirements to travel to Jordan from 1 March 2022 - traffic will pick up the pace during upcoming seasons," commented Airport International Group CEO, Nicolas Claude.
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