Airport International Group said that Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 3,619,894 passengers (PAX) during the first 10 months of 2021, registering a 100.1% increase and 52.6% decline against 2020 and 2019 figures, respectively.
Meanwhile, QAIA received 36,683 aircraft movements (ACM), 79.1% more and 45.9% less than the figures recorded during the same periods in 2020 and 2019, respectively. As for year-to-date cargo figures, QAIA handled 48,051tons, marking a 17.6% rise and 43.8% drop compared with 2020 and 2019 figures, respectively.
During the month of October 2021, 541,629 pax passed through QAIA – demonstrating a 25.1% fall against 2019 figures. Additionally, QAIA witnessed 5,146 ACM, indicating a 21.4% drop compared to 2019 figures. QAIA also handled 6,192 tonnes of cargo, recording a 33.7% decrease as opposed to 2019 figures.
“Given the moderate recovery of global air transport, it will take a few more years to achieve 2019pre-COVID traffic levels. Nevertheless, our employees and operations at Queen Alia International Airport are fully prepared and capable of receiving greater passenger numbers, as we anticipate progress in the industry’s recovery,” commented Airport International Group CEO, Nicolas Claude.
Airport International Group is a Jordanian company comprising local and international investors with proven experience in airport rehabilitation, enhancement, operation and management.