Queen Alia 'shatters' passenger record in July

Emirates, Etihad and RJ credited for Jordan airport passenger growth.
NEWS, Aviation


Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian company responsible for operating Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), has claimed its record for passenger numbers was “shattered” in July.

Almost 600,000 passengers travelled through QAIA last month, according to preliminary statistics, a considerable increase on the previous record of 533,000 passengers set in August 2009.

Roughly 236,600 passengers travelled in the first 10 days of August.

Since AIG assumed management and operation of QAIA in November 2007, a multitude of new airlines and additional frequencies have been added to the airport’s flight schedule, especially from the likes of Royal Jordanian, Emirates, Etihad, Delta, Austrian, Turkish and Air Arabia.

“Despite the limited design capacity of the existing terminals, estimated at 3.5m passengers annually, and the fact that the airport catered to more than 4.77m passengers last year, AIG has been working diligently to utilise the airport's maximum potential in meeting the growing traffic demand, which typically reaches its highest rate during the summer holiday season,” stated a press release from the company.

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