The results marked a significant increase of 8.5 percent year-to-date passenger numbers year-on-year.
QAIA also witnessed 16,609 aircraft movements and handled 24,690 tonnes of cargo throughout the first quarter, marking a 1.8 percent decrease and 8.8 percent increase, respectively.
During the month of March, QAIA registered a total of 646,579 passengers, which indicates a substantial 13.3 percent rise from March 2017 and the third monthly passenger record to be broken.
“It is great to see the first quarter end on a high note, particularly since we have, once again, broken our monthly passenger record for the third time this year,” outlined Kjeld Binger, CEO, Airport International Group. “With the summer weather beckoning visitors from around the world, and the holy month of Ramadan fast approaching, we look forward to further progress in the coming months.”