Passenger Traffic Grows at Jordan Airport

27 October 2010 (Last Updated October 27th, 2010 18:30)

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan has reported a 14.8% rise in passenger traffic to 1.6 million in the third quarter of 2010, compared with the same period in 2009. In September, QAIA recorded a 26.6% rise in traffic to 512,000 passengers compared with 405,000 during the

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan has reported a 14.8% rise in passenger traffic to 1.6 million in the third quarter of 2010, compared with the same period in 2009.

In September, QAIA recorded a 26.6% rise in traffic to 512,000 passengers compared with 405,000 during the same month of 2009.

QAIA recorded the highest Q3 traffic volume in July, with around 600,000 passengers, while in August the airport recorded 521,000 passengers.

Aircraft movement in July and August was 6,134 and 5,795 respectively, while in September it rose 9.7% to 5,501 compared with the same period in 2009.

Cargo traffic rose 16.3% to 7,065t in September, while in August it registered the highest in the third quarter with 8,513t.

QAIA is currently undertaking a $750m rehabilitation and expansion project, including the construction of a new 100,000m² passenger terminal.