AIG: QAIA Welcomes Over 1.6 Million Passengers in Q1 2016

Registering an 8.5% year-to-date upsurge in passenger traffic results according to AIG.

In the first three months of 2016, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) received a total of 1,639,519 passengers, registering an increase of 8.5% in year-to-date passenger traffic (PAX) in comparison to Q1 2015. According to statistics released by Airport International Group (AIG) – the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of QAIA – during Q1 2016, year-to-date aircraft movement (ACM) figures have climbed by 9.3%, while cargo handled also rose by 10.2% in comparison to the first quarter of last year.

During the month of March, QAIA welcomed 569,834 passengers, set against 527,075 PAX in March 2015, indicating an 8.1% year-on-year increase. Throughout the month, the Airport also registered a significant 7.6% year-on-year climb in ACM figures, for a total monthly ACM of 5,939. Additionally, QAIA handled 9,299 tons of cargo in March 2016 as opposed to 8,727 tons during the same month last year, resulting in a year-on-year rise of 6.6%.