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    QAIA receives 5.1mln passengers in 8 months

    September 13, 2022
    aviation

    Amman, Sept. 12 (Petra) -- Airport International Group (AIG) said Monday that Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 5,139,090 passengers (PAX) during the first eight months of 2022, indicating a 103.9% surge and 16.6% decline against 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively.

    Moreover, QAIA recorded 45,849 aircraft movements (ACM), marking a 74.5% increase and 15.9% decrease, compared to 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively. QAIA also handled 40,378 tons of cargo, 13.9% higher and 39.6% lower than the figures registered in 2021 and 2019, respectively, AIG said in a press release.

    During August, QAIA received 942,286 PAX, denoting a 41.6% growth and a 10.5% drop against 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively. QAIA witnessed 6,945 ACM, showing a 21.8% rise and 18.8% fall as opposed to 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively. QAIA also handled 6,007 tons of cargo, up 0.2% and down 27.0% against 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively, it said.

    'While our August traffic statistics point towards some improvements, thanks partly to increased travel during the Eid and summer holidays, the numbers remain below those of 2019. Nevertheless, we at Airport International Group will continue to work towards expanding QAIA’s destination and airline networks while further bolstering our customer service levels, to maintain passenger satisfaction and promote enhanced traffic at Jordan’s prime gateway to the world,' said Nicolas Claude, CEO of Airport International Group.

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