QAIA traffic on a high

QAIA traffic on a high

Queen Alia International Airport
Queen Alia International Airport

Airport International Group (AIG) recently released passenger traffic figures for August 2013. Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) witnessed over 694,343 travellers passing through QAIA, representing a 15.09% increase in passenger traffic (PAX) compared to August 2012. Year-to-date (YTD) PAX went up by 2.97% compared to the same period last year, standing at 4,408,574 PAX.

Aircraft movements (ACM) reached an all-time high of 6,465 ACM, an increase of 3.81% over 2012. Meanwhile, YTD ACM traffic stood at 45,505 ACM, up by a marginal 0.01% as opposed to performance in 2012.

These outcomes are particularly notable with July 2013’s mixed numbers. Passenger traffic had decreased by 16.3% to reach 547,621 PAX compared to results during July 2012, A total of 5,844 ACM was counted for July 2013, down 9.52% from July last year.

“Air traffic in the MENA region is particularly susceptible to external influences. The expansion works on Al-Haram Al-Shareef in Mecca, Saudi Arabia caused cancellation of many Umrah visas worldwide, contributing to significant drop in direct and transiting pilgrimage traffic,” said AIG CEO, Kjeld Binger.

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