Airport International Group (AIG) – the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) – announced a continuing positive growth trend for passenger traffic (PAX) and aircraft movement (ACM) at QAIA during April 2014.
During the month of April 2014, PAX surged by 17.7% while ACM increased by 11.1% compared to the same month last year, registering at 631,479 PAX and 6,111 ACM respectively. Since the beginning of 2014 and up until April, year-to-date (YTD) PAX figures rose by 13.6% and ACM figures were up by 8.1% as opposed to the same period during 2013, coming in at 2,282,894 PAX and 23,153 ACM.
Explaining the month’s traffic results, AIG CEO Kjeld Binger, said, “QAIA’s latest PAX and ACM growth was largely driven by an increase in flights to Saudi Arabia for Umrah; business and leisure trips to prime destinations in Egypt and the UK; as well as vacationers traveling for the Easter holiday. With our peak summer season just around the corner, we expect these numbers to continue to rise.”
AIG is a Jordanian company that harnesses the airport management and construction expertise of regional and international partners in order to rehabilitate, expand and operate Jordan’s premier gateway, Queen Alia International Airport. AIG was awarded its 25-year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession in 2007 by the Jordanian Government after an open global tender overseen by the International Finance Corporation (World Bank).