The year 2014 turned out positive for Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA).
The airport welcomed 7,089,008 passengers during 2014, a nine percent year-to-date (YTD) increase compared to 2013.
Since the beginning of 2014 and up until December, YTD aircraft movements (ACM) rose by 7.6% to reach a total of 73,125 ACM. Despite ACM figures registering a slight 0.29% decrease in December, totaling at 5,439 ACM as opposed to 5,455 ACM in 2013, QAIA served 497,824 passengers during the month, a 4.1% rise compared to the same period a year earlier.
This was mainly led by an increase in expatriate, tourism and Umrah travelers visiting the GCC, Egypt, Turkey and Iraq.
During 2014, QAIA achieved several firsts in the airport’s history by exceeding 500,000 monthly passengers in January and February; 600,000 monthly passengers in April and May; 700,000 monthly passengers in August; and 600,000 monthly passengers in September, as opposed to the same months during 2013.