July records unprecedented traffic at Queen Alia International Airport
Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian company responsible for rehabilitation, expansion and operation of the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), has released traffic performance results for the month of July, 2009.
The results show record breaking volumes in both QAIA passengers and aircraft movements (ACMs) for July 2009, recording an increase of 14.14% with 5,673 ACMs compared to 4,970 ACMs in July 2008.
Monthly passenger volumes topped a half million for the first ever, with 524,626 passengers in July 2009 compared to 478,102 for the same month of last year, registering a year-over-year increase by 9.73%.
Dramatic increases in QAIA flight frequencies and new routes over the past 18 months have been the key drivers behind these record breaking results.
Curtis Grad, Chief Executive Officer of Airport International Group said “This strong performance is an important signal of economic recovery and the ongoing terminal expansion, due for completion in early 2012, will play a key role in positioning QAIA as the gateway of choice in the region.”
The rehabilitation and expansion works at QAIA are well underway with the new passenger terminal extending over 85,000 square meters. AIG, under the terms of a 25-year concession agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is responsible for the operation of the airport, the rehabilitation of existing facilities and the construction of the new terminal.
AIG is a Jordanian company with private shareholding by Abu Dhabi Investment Company (UAE), Noor Financial Investment Company (Kuwait), Edgo Group (Jordan), Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited (Cyprus), J&P-Avax (Greece) and Aéroports de Paris Management (France).