Airport International Group’s (AIG) operator of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) recently reported passenger traffic (PAX) and aircraft movements (ACM) for October 2014. As per the trend report, passenger traffic increased by 1.3% to reach 608,605 passengers compared to 600,855 passengers for 2013.
“The positive growth was mainly driven by a tangible increase in leisure and expat travel to and from Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE,” said Kjeld Binger, CEO, AIG.
The first 10 months of the 2014, year-to-date passenger traffic rose 10.6% to reach 6,162,914 as opposed to 5,570,634 during the same period in 2013. Aircraft movements also surged 7.6% to 6,540 in comparison to 6,078 aircraft movements during October 2013. Year-to-date aircraft movements reached 62,561, representing a 9.3% increase over the same period last year.