Queen Alia International Airport welcomes over 3.6mln passengers until October 2021

Meanwhile, QAIA received 36,683 aircraft movements (ACM), 79.1% more and 45.9% less than the figures recorded during the same periods in 2020 and 2019, respectively

Queen Alia International Airport welcomes over 3.6mln passengers until October 2021

Amman: Airport International Group announced that Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 3,619,894 passengers (PAX) during the first ten months of 2021, registering a 100.1% increase and 52.6% decline against 2020 and 2019 figures, respectively. Meanwhile, QAIA received 36,683 aircraft movements (ACM), 79.1% more and 45.9% less than the figures recorded during the same periods in 2020 and 2019, respectively. As for year-to-date cargo figures, QAIA handled 48,051 tons, marking a 17.6% rise and 43.8% drop compared with 2020 and 2019 figures, respectively.

During the month of October 2021, 541,629 PAX passed through QAIA - demonstrating a 25.1% fall against 2019 figures. Additionally, QAIA witnessed 5,146 ACM, indicating a 21.4% drop compared to 2019 figures. QAIA also handled 6,192 tons of cargo, recording a 33.7% decrease as opposed to 2019 figures.

“Given the moderate recovery of global air transport, it will take a few more years to achieve 2019 pre-COVID traffic levels. Nevertheless, our employees and operations at Queen Alia International Airport are fully prepared and capable of receiving greater passenger numbers, as we anticipate progress in the industry’s recovery,” commented Airport International Group CEO, Nicolas Claude.

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About Airport International Group

Airport International Group is a Jordanian company comprising local and international investors with proven experience in airport rehabilitation, enhancement, operation and management. In 2007, following a transparent and open international tender, the Government of Jordan awarded Airport International Group a 25-year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession agreement to manage the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA); Jordan’s prime gateway to the world.

Since the agreement commenced, QAIA ranked first place for four years in the Airport Service Quality Survey’s ‘Best Airport by Size and Region: Middle East’ category for airports serving 5 to 15 million passengers and was amongst the top two in the ‘Best Airport by Region: Middle East’ category for four consecutive years. On the environmental front, in 2018, QAIA was the first airport in the region to reach Level 3+ ‘Neutrality’ of the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, which was further renewed and extended until 2022.

According to a comprehensive study commissioned by Airport International Group and conducted by International Air Transport Association (IATA) Consulting, in 2019, QAIA supported 238,000 jobs and JOD 2.5 billion (8.9%) in GDP. By 2032, these figures are expected to increase to 278,000 jobs and JOD 3.9 billion in GDP. Underscoring its socioeconomic significance and standing as the main entry point to the Kingdom, QAIA processes over 97% of passengers and 99% of cargo. www.aig.aero

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