QAIA notes increased passenger numbers in June 2021
Following a decline in passenger numbers due to COVID-19, the airport welcomed 389,321 PAX in June – the highest monthly figure recorded this year.
Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 1,233,484 passengers during the first half of 2021, marking a 20.9 per cent and 70.3 per cent decline against 2020 and 2019 figures, respectively.
Meanwhile, QAIA received 15,210 aircraft movements (ACM), 6.7 per cent and 60.0 per cent less than the figures registered during the same periods in 2020 and 2019, respectively. As for year-to-date cargo figures, QAIA handled 24,316 tons, noting a 9.3 per cent and 50.3 per cent drop compared with 2020 and 2019 figures, respectively.
Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and evolving travel requirements, QAIA received 389,321 PAX in June – the highest monthly figure recorded this year – demonstrating a 53.5 per cent decrease against 2019 figures.
“Since the start of the pandemic, we have been working diligently with the Government of Jordan and our partners and stakeholders to ensure QAIA remains a safe and welcoming airport for both our passengers and employees,” commented Airport International Group CEO, Nicolas Claude.
“With the summer season underway, we are excited to see Jordan being promoted as a popular tourist destination, especially as local restrictions are gradually lifted, sectors and activities are reopened and passenger confidence in air travel is regained. Given the vital socioeconomic impact of QAIA as the Kingdom’s prime gateway to the world, we are eager to see it swiftly and safely return to its pre-COVID activity levels.”