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Amman, November 2017 – For the fifth month in a row, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) registered a growth in its number of passengers as it welcomed 599,683 passengers in October 2017, registering a significant 12.6% year-on-year leap in comparison to the same month of last year. According to October 2017 statistics announced by Airport International Group, QAIA also experienced an impressive 12.6% improvement in cargo figures compared to October 2016 by handling 9,950 tons. Meanwhile, the Airport recorded 5,536 aircraft movements (ACM), representing a year-on-year decrease of 1.7%.
Additionally, as of the end of October, QAIA had received a total of 6,802,053 passengers in 2017, resulting in a 6.6% year-to-date (YTD) increase in passenger traffic (PAX) in comparison to the same period in 2016. The Airport also registered a minimal 1.4% rise in YTD ACM figures, amounting to 63,445 by the end of October 2017. Moreover, QAIA handled 90,433 tons of cargo during the first 10 months of this year, effecting a significant 7.5% increase.
“We are pleased to see that October’s passenger traffic figures have increased for the fifth consecutive month in 2017, a winning streak by any means. This rise in passenger traffic figures also validates the effectiveness of Royal Jordanian’s recently-introduced promotional offers to several destinations across the globe, which took effect in late September 2017. Top destinations contributing to this growth included regional routes such as Cairo, Alexandria, Doha and Kuwait, as well as the ever-popular Turkey and Rome,” said Airport International Group CEO, Kjeld Binger.