Amman passenger traffic up
, June 11, 2013
Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman has reported a 1.4 per cent increase in passenger traffic (PAX) for April, as compared to the same period last year.
It has also reported a 4.4 per cent increase in the year-to-date (YTD) PAX, as compared to last year, according to Jordan-based Airport International Group, the company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation.
On the other hand, aircraft movement (ACM) decreased by a marginal 1.9 per cent in April this year, as compared to last year. Despite this slight downturn in traffic, 2013 YTD ACM increased by 2.1 per cent, as compared to 2012.
AIG CEO Kjeld Binger said: “The Middle East’s aviation industry has experienced the strongest traffic growth for any region according to International Air Transport Association reports. As an active transfer hub and tourism destination, Jordan is expected to play an increasingly important role in channeling traffic in the region, especially now that QAIA enjoys significantly improved infrastructure and passenger capacity.” - TradeArabia News Service