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Amman airport logs 654,000 passengers in October

AMMAN, November 27, 2018

Airport International Group has announced that Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman received 654,791 passengers (PAX) last month, indicating a significant 9.2 per cent increase compared to October 2017.

Moreover, aircraft movements (ACM) rose a substantial 11.5 per cent to reach 6,173, whereas cargo handled decreased by 7.9 per cent to settle at 9,165 tons as opposed to figures from the same month last year.

By the end of October 2018, QAIA had welcomed 7,197,330 passengers, indicating a 5.8 per cent year-to-date (YTD) growth in PAX measured against the first 10 months of 2017. Concurrently, YTD ACM came in at 65,261, amounting to a 2.9 per cent rise, while the 86,685 tons of handled cargo resulted in a 4.1 per cent YTD drop contrasted with the same period last year.

“We are excited to see that both passenger traffic and aircraft movements have surged notably during October,” said Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group.

“These positive figures were triggered by QAIA’s growing regional and international airline network, which is expanding the destinations to which Jordan is connected and, consequently, increasing the number of passengers coming through the Airport on a daily basis. As the year draws to a close, we look forward to witnessing the anticipated boost in activity that usually occurs around Christmas and New Year as expats travel back home and others choose to spend the holidays abroad,” Binger added.- TradeArabia News Service

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