August brings new records to Queen Alia International Airport with 23.76% increase in passengers
- Jordan: Sunday, September 16 - 2012 at 11:32
- PRESS RELEASE
Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian consortium responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), recently announced its August traffic results, with new growth records in passenger volume (PAX) and aircraft movement (ACM).
"2012 has been quite encouraging for QAIA, with new records being set both in actual numbers and in growth rates, reflecting promisingly on the future of the airport," commented Kjeld Binger, CEO of AIG. "However, the results are reflecting specific regional conditions, and we do not expect these extraordinary growth rates to be sustainable over the years to come, but with the opening of the new state-of-the-art terminal on the horizon we will further strengthen growth opportunities."
AIG is investing an estimated $750m to construct a landmark new terminal — now 91% complete — which will serve as a source of pride and prosperity for all Jordanians. This new terminal will significantly increase the airport capacity to 9 million passengers annually, nearly tripling the current airport capacity of 3.5 million passengers annually. Future expansions will allow the airport to reach a capacity of 12 million passengers a year. AIG has also spent $100m on rehabilitating and improving the existing terminals to enable the airport to handle the continuous growth in passenger traffic.
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