Amman's Queen Alia International Airport welcomes over 4.1m passengers during Jan-Jul 2022
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Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport welcomes over 4.1m passengers during Jan-Jul 2022

Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport welcomes over 4.1m passengers during Jan-Jul 2022

The passenger numbers marked a 126.2 per cent surge against 2021 figures

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Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has received 4,196,804 passengers between January and July 2022.

The passenger numbers marked a 126.2 per cent surge and 17.9 per cent drop against 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively.

Moreover, QAIA recorded 38,904 aircraft movements, representing an 89.1 per cent increase and a 15.3 per cent decrease compared to 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively. The airport also handled 34,371 tons of cargo – 16.7 per cent higher and 41.4 per cent lower than figures registered in 2021 and 2019, respectively.

Throughout July, QAIA welcomed 948,337 passengers, recording 52.6 per cent growth and 1.2 per cent regression compared to 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively. Likewise, QAIA also handled 5,223 tons of cargo – indicating a 1.8 per cent rise and a 46 per cent fall against 2021 and 2019 figures, respectively.

“The Eid al Adha holiday and Hajj season, paired with the increased appetite for travel during the summer break, have triggered July’s positive traffic figures. Enhancing the accessibility and tax competitiveness of QAIA compared with regional airports will be key to achieving similar results in the coming months, thereby confirming our airport’s positive contributions towards local tourism and the national economy,” commented Airport International group CEO, Nicolas Claude.

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