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QAIA receives 5m passengers in 8 months

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AMMAN — Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) received 5,139,090 passengers during the first 8 months of 2022, a 103.9 percent increase compared with the same period of 2021 and a decrease of 16.6 percent compared to 2019, according to statistics issued by the Airport International Group, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

Aircraft movement, which numbered 45,849, registered an increase of 74.5 percent over 2021 and a 15.9 percent decrease compared to 2019.

Air freight traffic reached 40,378 tonnes, 13.9 percent higher than in 2021, and 39.6 percent less then in 2019.

During August, the number of passengers at QAIA reached 942,286, a 41.6 percent growth from 2021 and a 10.5 percent decrease compared to 2019.

The airport witnessed 6,945 aircraft operations in August, a 21.8 percent increase over 2021, and an 18.8 percent decrease compared to the same month of 2019. Air freight traffic in August amounted to 6,007 tonnes, a 0.2 percent increase over 2021, and a 27 percent decrease compared to 2019.

Airport International Group CEO Nicolas Claude said that “while the August statistics indicate some improvement, ...  the numbers remain lower than those recorded in 2019”.

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