Airport Council International Asia-Pacific has revealed that in June, passenger traffic across Middle Eastern gateways soared 3.3 percent year-on-year.
Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 3,609,875 passengers in the first half of the year (H1), up 5.4 percent, while aircraft movements rose 0.7 percent year-on-year, and the amount of cargo handled dropped 1.7 percent over H1 2016.
In June, the hub served 628,787 travellers, a jump of 14 percent over the corresponding month in 2016. Moreover, ACM and cargo also grew, up 8.9 percent and 22.2 percent, respectively.
“We are delighted to see such great results during the month of June, which witnessed the celebration of Eid Al Fitr, as well as an upsurge in travels by both locals and foreigners looking for a change of scenery and new experiences,” commented Kjeld Binger, CEO, Airport International Group