|27 November, 2017

Jordan's Queen Alia airport witnesses rise in passengers, cargo movement

Queen Alia International Airport's growth increased by 12.6% compared to the same month of last year

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.

REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

AMMAN — For the fifth month in a row, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) registered a growth in its number of passengers, welcoming 599,683 passengers in October 2017, a 12.6 per cent increase compared to the same month of last year.

QAIA also experienced a 12.6 per cent improvement in cargo figures compared to October 2016, handling 9,950 tonnes. Meanwhile, the airport recorded 5,536 aircraft movements, a 1.7 per cent year-on-year decrease, according to statistics announced by the Airport International Group and e-mailed to The Jordan Times Monday.

Additionally, as of the end of October, QAIA had received a total of 6,802,053 passengers in 2017, witnessing a 6.6 per cent increase in passenger traffic in comparison to the same period in 2016.

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