Aircraft movements see 8.6% increase
Official statistics released by Airport International Group showed that Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 593,427 passengers (PAX) during the second month of the year, registering a significant rise of 9.2% compared to 2018.
This also marks the highest February in QAIA history.
Meanwhile, QAIA witnessed 5,521 aircraft movements (ACM) and handled 7,139 tonnes of cargo, recording an 8.6% increase and a 4.7% decrease, respectively.
From the beginning of the year until the end of February 2019, QAIA received 1,247,970 passengers, indicating 6.9% growth in year-to-date (YTD) PAX figures, as opposed to the same period in 2018.
Moreover, YTD ACM totaled at 11,584, marking a notable 7.7% surge, while YTD cargo stood at 14,166 tons, amounting to a 9% drop.
Commented Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group: “We are pleased to have once again surpassed yet another monthly benchmark this February.
“We are excited to see what the upcoming months will bring and hope to maintain this steady growth throughout the entire year.”