Queen Alia International Airport receives more than 3.6 million passengers

Queen Alia International Airport
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AMMAN — Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has received more than 3.6 million passengers during the January-October period of 2021.
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According to the Airport International Group (AIG) records, the airport has registered 36,683 aircraft movements, an increase of 79.1 percent in comparison with the same period in 2020, and a decrease of 45.9 percent in 2019. The airport handled 48,051 tons of cargo, recording an increase of 17.6 percent compared to 2020, and a decrease of 43.8 percent compared to 2019, it added.

Last October, the QAIA received 541,629 passengers, constituting a 25.1 percent drop compared to figures from 2019.

The aircraft movement were at 5,146, dropping by 21.4 percent compared to the same period of 2019, while cargo hit 6,192 tons, tumbling by 33.7 percent, the group said.

The Chief Executive Officer of the AIG, Nicolas Claude, said that the moderate recovery of global air transport will take a few more years to regain the same levels as 2019, before the COVID-19 breakout.

He said the AIG employees are ready to receive more numbers of passengers, predicting a tangible progress in the sector's overall recovery.

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