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AIG reports growth across all categories at Queen Alia

Airport International Group (AIG) has reported year-to-date (YTD) growth across passenger traffic and aircraft movements in November at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA).

During November, YTD traveller numbers increased by 9.4% to reach 6,591,184 as opposed to 6,024,078 during the same period in 2013, while aircraft movements rose to 67,686, represented by a 4.9% increase over the same period last year.

Meanwhile, and for the first time since the beginning of 2014, passengers decreased by 5.6% to come in at 428,270, compared to 453,444, over the same month last year.
Aircraft movements registered a minor fall during November 2014, dropping 2.4% to stand at 5,125 in comparison to 5,252 during November 2013, and AIG CEO, Kjeld Binger, explains: "This month’s positive year-to-date figures are a clear indicator of QAIA’s growing strength as a prime travel hub within the region.

"The slight drop experienced during November is attributed to the fact that the Eid Al Adha vacation, which occurred in October, and the Christmas holidays, which occur at the end of December, have led to a somewhat slower season in between, with vacationers opting to travel at the end of the year instead."

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