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Jordan airport passenger numbers up 9.8pc
December 2017 544

Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed a total of 536,185 passengers during the month of November, marking an impressive 9.8 per cent increase in comparison to the same month last year.

According to the November 2017 statistics announced by Airport International Group, 5,132 aircraft movements (ACM) and 9,671 tons of cargo were registered throughout November, representing a minor 2.8 per cent decrease and a substantial 19 per cent increase, respectively.

As for year-to-date passenger traffic figures, QAIA recorded 7,338,238 passengers passing through its facilities since the beginning of the year until the end of November, indicating a notable 6.8 per cent rise from last year’s numbers. Meanwhile, year-to-date ACM settled at 68,577 movements with 1.1 per cent increase from the same period last year, and cargo came in at 100,104 tons with a significant 8.5 per cent increase.

“We are delighted with the success as presented by November’s statistics. These promising figures can be attributed to the increase of passenger traffic to and from Cairo, Doha, Istanbul, Dubai, Baghdad, Jeddah, Frankfurt, Kuwait, Alexandria and Muscat. We look forward to the contributions December’s holiday season will have to the overall results of the year 2017 and to reviewing the end-of-year results of what is looking to be one of our most fruitful years yet,” said Airport International Group CEO, Kjeld Binger. - TradeArabia News Service

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