QAIA reports traffic increase in June
Amman, August 5, 2013
Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), has reported year-to-date (YTD) growth across its passenger, aircraft and cargo traffic for June.
Passenger traffic (PAX) in June increased by 0.5 per cent to reach 622,629 compared to the 619,615 registered during same month in 2012.
YTD PAX exceeded the 3 million mark this June to reach 3,166,610, representing a 4.73 per cent increase compared to the 3,023,499 YTD PAX achieved over the same period last year.
Meanwhile, aircraft movements (ACM) dropped by 3.5 per cent as compared to June 2012. However, YTD ACM rose by 1.17 per cent, said a statement.
YTD cargo traffic also went up 2.19 per cent by June to reach 46,475 tonnes in comparison to 45,480 tonnes in the same period last year, it said.
AIG’s CEO Kjeld Binger said: “While traffic at QAIA is sensitive to the region’s geopolitical developments, Jordan’s reputation as a secure haven has helped ensure steady month-over-month growth despite some noticeable fluctuation during the first quarter of 2013. We expect additional traffic increases in the upcoming few months.” - TradeArabia News Service