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Traffic at Queen Alia Int’l Airport hits 7,089,008 passengers during 2014

By JT - Feb 01,2015 - Last updated at Feb 01,2015

AMMAN — Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), announced on Sunday in a press statement that annual traffic at the airport reached 7,089,008 passengers during 2014, an impressive 9 per cent year-to-date (YTD) increase compared to 2013. 

The statement indicated that since the beginning of 2014 and up until December, YTD aircraft movements (ACM) rose by 7.6 per cent totalling 73,125 ACM.

"These annual traffic figures are the culmination of 12 months of robust growth experienced at QAIA in terms o f passenger traffic (PAX) and ACM," it said.

"During 2014, QAIA achieved several firsts in the airport’s history by exceeding 500,000 monthly PAX in January and February; 600,000 monthly PAX in April and May; 700,000 monthly PAX in August; and 600,000 monthly PAX in September, as opposed to the same months during 2013.

" AIG Chief Executive Officer Kjeld Binger attributed the overall growth experienced during 2014 to strong traffic performance during peak holiday seasons.

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