Jordan Airport Reports Healthy Traffic Growth

18 August 2010 (Last Updated August 18th, 2010 18:30)

The Airport International Group has said Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan stands as one of the fastest growing hubs in the Middle East, with sustained growth in passenger traffic year-over-year. QAIA's passenger traffic rose 17% to 2,445,500 in the first half of 2010, c

The Airport International Group has said Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan stands as one of the fastest growing hubs in the Middle East, with sustained growth in passenger traffic year-over-year.

QAIA's passenger traffic rose 17% to 2,445,500 in the first half of 2010, compared with the same period in 2009.

In July the airport handled nearly 600,000 passengers, breaking its previous one-month record of 533,000 passengers achieved in August 2009.

Around 236,600 passengers travelled through the airport in the first ten days of August.

QAIA has attributed the traffic growth to an expanded flight schedule, with 42 airlines flying to 66 destinations in 2010, with 590 flights a week.