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QAIA welcomes over 6.3 million passengers since beginning of 2016

An increase by 4.4 per cent compared to previous year

By JT - Dec 03,2016 - Last updated at Dec 03,2016

In this recently taken photo, passengers walk through the Queen Alia International Airport (Photo courtesy of AIG)

AMMAN — Airport International Group (AIG) has announced that as of the end of October 2016, the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has welcomed 6,383,193 passengers, recording a 4.4 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2015. 

Moreover, year-to-date (YTD) aircraft movements (ACM) increased by 2.9 per cent to settle at 62,553 ACM while YTD cargo traffic figures increased by 2.2 per cent to reach 84,124 tonnes, the AIG, the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of the QAIA said in a statement. 

In October this year, 532,542 passengers passed through the QAIA, resulting in an 8 per cent decrease compared to the same period of last year, during which the airport welcomed 578,867 passengers, the statement indicated. Additionally, QAIA registered 5,630 ACM as opposed to 6,129 ACM in 2015, indicating an 8.1 per cent year on year fall. Meanwhile, cargo rose by 0.9 per cent as QAIA handled 8,837 tonnes as opposed to 8,758 tonnes during the same month in 2015.  

“We are now experiencing a lull in airport activity, which is typical of this time of the year. 

Nonetheless, we look forward to witnessing the usual surge that takes place towards the end of the year during the Christmas and New Year holidays, when vacationers choose to travel again,” Airport International Group CEO Kjeld Binger said.

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