Jordan airport sees 17pc passenger growth
Amman, June 1, 2014
Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has registered a 17.7 per cent growth in its passenger traffic which soared to 631,479 in April compared to last year, said a report.
During April, the aircraft movements increased by 11.1 per cent to 6,111 over the same month last year, said a statement from Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of the QAIA airport.
Since the beginning of 2014 and up until April, the year-to-date (YTD) passenger figures rose by 13.6 per cent to 2.28 million, while the aircraft movements figures surged 8.1 per cent to 23,153 as opposed to the same period during 2013.
On the traffic growth, AIG chief executive officer Kjeld Binger said, “QAIA’s latest passenger and aircraft movement growth was largely driven by an increase in flights to Saudi Arabia for Umrah; business and leisure trips to prime destinations in Egypt and the UK; as well as vacationers travelling for the Easter holiday."
"With our peak summer season just around the corner, we expect these numbers to continue to rise," he added.-TradeArabia News Service