Airport International Group (AIG), the company in-charge of operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) recently announced traffic results for 2015.
As per statistics, year-to-date (YTD) passenger traffic (PAX) declined by 9.2% to come in at 3,248,413 PAX, and YTD aircraft movements (ACM) dropped by 6.4% to settle at 33,748 ACM.
Throughout June 2015, the airport received 593,006 PAX compared to 687,804 PAX, indicating a 13.8% in comparison to last year, and recorded 6,124 ACM as opposed to 6,573 ACM, which signified a 6.8% year-on-year drop.
“During the past six months, Jordan’s aviation industry has been experiencing route cancellations driven by regional circumstances, which in turn has impacted QAIA’s passenger and aircraft traffic. Nonetheless, our outlook remains positive for the remainder of 2015. Expanding our low-cost carrier market is a positive step forward for all, as it will give the tourism sector a much needed boost and will help offset the drop in passenger traffic seen at QAIA so far,” said AIG CEO, Kjeld Binger.