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QAIA receives over 488,000 passengers in November

By JT - Dec 27,2016 - Last updated at Dec 27,2016

AMMAN — Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) said QAIA welcomed 488,215 passengers during November, registering a 9.1 per cent rise compared to the figure recorded in the same month last year. 

The airport also registered 5,278 aircraft movements (ACM) compared to 5,173 in 2015, indicating a 2 per cent year-on-year rise, according to an AIG statement. 

Cargo figures dropped 5.6 per cent as QAIA handled 8,130 tonnes as opposed to 8,612 tonnes during the same month of last year, the statement added.  

The increase in airport traffic during November raised the 2016 year-to-date (YTD) passengers to 6,871,408. 

Additionally, YTD ACM increased by 2.9 per cent to settle at 67,831 ACM, while YTD cargo traffic figures went up 1.5 per cent to reach 92,255 tons. 

“We’re excited about the growth we witnessed in November, and we’re looking forward to closing the year with even higher numbers than last year. 2016 has been great for QAIA, filled with achievements across the board, and we look forward to adding one final triumph to its record during the final month of the year,” AIG CEO, Kjeld Binger said.

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