2022 passenger volume through QAIA marks 71% increase…
AMMAN — Despite not
reaching pre-pandemic levels, the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA)
marked in 2022 a 71.9 percent traffic increase from 2021, welcoming in 7.8 million
passengers from around the world.
This increase, however, falls
short by around 12.2 percent from 2019 figures, a press statement
In 2022, QAIA received 68,325
aircraft movements, a 46.6 percent increase from 2021, yet 14.3 percent lower
than in 2019. Regarding cargo, QAIA handled 61,290 tonnes of cargo, indicating
a 5.2 percent increase from 2021 and a 40.2 percent decrease from 2019 figures.
New destinationsThe Airport International
Group continued to work closely with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
and the Jordan Tourism Board to expand its airline and destination networks and
promote the Kingdom’s tourist sites.
Several direct routes were
launched in 2022 from QAIA via its main airline partner and the Kingdom’s
national carrier, Royal Jordanian.
Meanwhile, partnerships with
new airlines were also established, namely United Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines,
Flyadeal, Vueling Airlines, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, Wizz Air UK, and Alexandria
Airlines, which operate direct routes to prime destinations worldwide.
Forty-four airlines operated
to 76 destinations via QAIA in 2022, growing their networks by 10 percent and
17 percent, respectively, compared to 2021.
practices QAIA became the first airport
in the Middle East and second in Asia-Pacific to achieve Level 4+ “Transition”
of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program granted by Airports Council
International Asia-Pacific (valid until May 2025).
The airport was also awarded
the certificate following a rigorous review of its carbon management processes,
which confirmed alignment with global climate goals to reach a net-zero carbon
status by 2050. It also established a roadmap to reduce CO2 emissions from fuel
and electricity consumption, noting the ongoing responsible compensation of
residual CO2 emissions under its control — per the global airport industry’s
response to climate change.
Concurrently, QAIA was
acknowledged by ACI Asia-Pacific as one of only 12 airports in the Middle East
and Asia-Pacific to obtain the Green Airports Recognition in 2022 for airports
serving 5 to 15 million passengers.
QAIA was also granted Gold
recognition for its ongoing transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon
future, focusing on its achievements in heating and cooling system improvements
inside and outside the passenger terminal.
The airport also became one
of eight airports in the Middle East and 61 globally to have received an
International Group also renewed company-wide ISO certifications
relating to Quality (ISO 9001), Environment (ISO 14001), Occupational Health
and Safety (ISO 45001), and Complaints Handling (ISO 10002) Management
Vocational trainingActivities under the Airport
International Group Foundation (AIGF), the executive arm of Airport
International Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities, supported
Al Jizah, the local community in which the airport is located.
To date, 71 young men and
women have graduated from the various vocational courses AIGF conducts at its
“Hirfati” Training Center.
Courses in the training
center included tailoring, cooking, hairdressing, photography, hybrid car
maintenance, sustainable agriculture, web design, e-marketing, ICDL, and
intermediate English. The foundation also offered children’s football training
at an AIGF-renovated field and also planted 1,000 fruit trees in Al-Jizah in
collaboration with the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature.
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