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Traffic continues to rise at Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport

Amman's Queen Alia International Airport has recorded five consecutive months of traffic growth after handling 599,683 passengers in October – a rise of 12.6% on the corresponding period a year ago.

The Jordanian gateway also experienced a similar rise in cargo volumes, which rose to 9,950 tons for the month, although aircraft movements dipped 1.7% to 5,536.

The October figures mean that a total of 6.8 million passengers (+6.6%), 90,443 tons of cargo (+7.5%) and 63,445 aircraft movements (+1.4%) passed through the airport in the first 10 months of 2017.

“We are pleased to see that October’s passenger traffic figures have increased for the fifth consecutive month in 2017, a winning streak by any means," notes Kjeld Binger, CEO of Queen Alia operator, Airport International Group (AIG).

"Top destinations contributing to this growth included regional routes such as Cairo, Alexandria, Doha and Kuwait, as well as the ever-popular Turkey and Rome.

"Moreover, we aspire to see positive results in the winter months, during the upcoming holiday season."

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