QAIA witnesses more than 600,000 in July 2012
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Airport International Group (AIG) announced its July traffic results for passenger and aircraft movements (ACMs) at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). Total Passenger traffic reached 654,466 passengers, representing a 4.2% increase over July 2011. ACMs numbered 6,459 in total — a 6.3% increase compared to July 2011.
In terms of year-to-date passenger traffic, more than three and a half million passengers have travelled through QAIA, reaching 3,677,965 from January 2012 to the end of July, which translates to a remarkable 18.4% increase over the same seven-month period in 2011. The year-to-date ACMs at the conclusion of July were recorded at 39,271, a 7.7% increase over the same period in 2011.
This new terminal will significantly increase the airport capacity to 9 million passengers annually, nearly tripling the current airport capacity of 3.5 million passengers annually. Future expansions will allow the airport to reach a capacity of 12 million passengers a year.