Airport International Group (AIG) announced continued growth for the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in terms of year-to-date passenger volume (PAX) and aircraft movement (ACM) for January 2013.
Passenger traffic reached 475,069, a 2.6% increase over the 463,228 recorded during January last year. Meanwhile, ACM rose by over 3% to 5,269 ACM compared to January 2012’s 5,115 ACM. Annual traffic was at a high at the end of 2012 when QAIA recorded a total of 6,250,048, a 14.3% increase over the annual total of 2011 and a difference of 782,322 passengers. The new airport when completed will cater to 9 million annual passengers, and later expansions of the piers will take capacity up to 12 million annual passengers.
“QAIA’s continued traffic growth underscores the necessity of the new state-of-the-art terminal in accommodating the projected increase in passenger and flight numbers,” said AIG CEO Kjeld Binger. “QAIA is poised to become a niche transit hub in the region, adding great value to Jordan’s economic development.”