Passenger traffic at Queen Alia International Airport rises significantly in May
6 July 2016 • Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan recorded an 11.6 percent year-on-year increase in passenger traffic during May 2016.
Airport International Group (AIG) – the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) – has reported an 11.6 percent increase in passenger traffic at the airport during May compared to the same period last year. May also saw a year-on-year increase in aircraft movements (ACM) and cargo traffic numbers, continuing growth witnessed at the Airport in 2016 to date.
631,384 passengers travelled through Queen Alia International Airport
Throughout the month of May, QAIA welcomed a total of 631,384 passengers in comparison to 565,591 passengers received in the same period last year. In addition, QAIA registered 6,208 ACM as opposed to 5,980 ACM in May 2015, equating to a 3.8 percent rise. QAIA also handled 8,988 tons of cargo set against 8,809 tons during May of last year – an increase of 2.0%.
8.2 percent increase in YTD passenger traffic
As of the end of May, the Airport’s overall year-to-date (YTD) passenger traffic for 2016 reached 2,872,711, equating to an 8.2 percent increase compared to the same period last year. ACM and cargo figures have also recorded discernible increases in 2016, achieving YTD rises of 7.4 percent and 8.5 percent respectively.
“Since the start of 2016, QAIA’s monthly results have consistently surpassed those of last year, resulting in net increases in year-to-date passenger traffic, ACM and cargo handled alike,” said Airport International Group CEO, Kjeld Binger. “The positive results achieved in May can be attributed in part to the number of national celebrations and official holidays marked during the month, which stimulated travel in the Kingdom. As we approach the Eid al-Fitr holidays, we look forward to further growth and to welcoming visitors from around the globe, generating a positive effect on not only the tourism sector, but also on the Kingdom’s economy as a whole.”