|28 October, 2017

Jordan's Queen Alia airport received over 6 million passengers since January

Queen Alia International Airport registered an increase of 6% year-to-date in passenger traffic as opposed to the same period in 2016

Workers unload cargo from an airplane at Queen Alia Airport, 35 km (22 miles) south of Amman, February 9, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

Workers unload cargo from an airplane at Queen Alia Airport, 35 km (22 miles) south of Amman, February 9, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

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AMMAN - Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) ended its third quarter with 6,202,370 passengers having passed through its halls during the first nine months of 2017, registering an increase of 6 per cent year-to-date in passenger traffic as opposed to the same period in 2016, according to official figures released by Airport International Group (AIG).

Current aircraft movements (ACM) witnessed an increase of 1.7 per cent, standing at 57,909 while the amount of cargo handled increased by 6.9 per cent, totaling to 80,483 tonnes, compared to last year, the AIG said in a statement e-mailed to The Jordan Times on Saturday.

For the month of September, passenger traffic marked a 1.4 per cent increase, amounting to 785,454 passengers. Meanwhile, ACM figures witnessed a 2 per cent increase and cargo saw a 33.1 per cent rise, in comparison to September 2016, coming in at 7,066 ACM and 9,430 tonnes respectively.

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