Jordan passenger traffic up 14pc
Amman, December 8, 2013
Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has witnessed a 14.1 per cent jump in its passenger traffic during October when compared to the same period last year.
The year-to-date passenger numbers also rose by 4.05 per cent to reach 5.6 million compared to last year, said the Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian firm responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of QAIA.
The airport also reported a 6.26 per cent rise in aircraft movements during the period, registering a positive growth.
Meanwhile, the aircraft movement year-to-date recorded a marginal 0.83 per cent increase over the same period in 2012.
Kjeld Binger, CEO of AIG, said: “Driving October’s results this year were several factors, the most prominent of which was the concentration of from/to traffic for the Hajj pilgrimage and Eid Al Adha holiday season into a single month, whereas in the previous year it had been distributed across two months.”
“In order to cater to QAIA passenger demand during the season, Jordan’s national carrier, RJ, and a number of other airlines collaborated to operate a total of 80 extra flights, while Jordanian carriers alone operated an additional 50 charter flights,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service