Jordan airport traffic up 2.8pc
Amman, October 28, 2013
Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has reported a 2.8 per cent rise in passenger traffic in September, as compared to the same period last year.
The year-to-date (YTD) passenger numbers also witnessed a 2.95 per cent upturn, said a statement from Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of QAIA.
Aircraft movement increased by 1.89 per cent in September against the same period last year, it said. The YTD movements also went up 0.22 per cent for the period.
“The organic growth experienced in September is largely due to summer vacationers returning from AMM to the GCC, as well as to increased flight capacity triggered by greater demand on specific routes such as those of Doha and Kuwait,” said Kjeld Binger, AIG’s CEO.
“It’s also important to note that overall flight frequency and seat capacity have been expanded since September 2012, which explains the year-to-date results,” he said.
Binger added that a maintained positive momentum in passenger and aircraft movement growth is expected throughout 2013. - TradeArabia News Service