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QAIA welcomed over 2.5 million passengers by May 2022

By JT - Jun 23,2022 - Last updated at Jun 23,2022

AMMAN — Airport International Group (AIG) announced that Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has welcomed 2,536,484 passengers (PAX) until May 2022, marking a 200.5 per cent surge and 23.4 per cent drop against 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively.

Moreover, QAIA recorded 25,336 aircraft movements (ACM), representing a 125 per cent increase and 17 per cent decrease compared with 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively, according to an AIG statement.

QAIA also handled 23,475 tonnes of cargo, 26.4 per cent higher and 42.5 per cent lower than figures registered in 2021 and 2019, respectively. 

During the month of May, QAIA received 701,383 passengers, showing substantial 189.7 per cent and 20.2 per cent growth against 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively, spurred by the traffic-boosting Eid Al Fitr break, which was celebrated this year at the start of May as opposed to June in 2019. 

On a similar note, QAIA witnessed 6,374 ACM, up 120.4 per cent and 5.2 per cent-compared to 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively. 

QAIA also handled 4,621 tonnes of cargo, indicating a 9.5 per cent rise and 50 per cent fall against 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively. 

“The May passengers’ figures represent positive year-on-year growth compared to 2021, largely driven by the extended Eid Al Fitr holiday and eased travel restrictions in Jordan and around the world. We look forward to experiencing steady progress within the upcoming months as we enter the summer break, Eid Al Adha holiday and Hajj season,” commented Airport International Group CEO, Nicolas Claude, in the statement.

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