4.85 million passengers will pass through Jordan’s airports in 2023
Ammon – Passenger traffic achieved a 7% growth in the number of arriving and departing passengers from Jordan’s three airports, reaching 4.58 million passengers for the first half of this year, compared to 4.29 million arriving and departing passengers for the same period in 2019, i.e. before the coronavirus pandemic, through 42,364 flights carried out by national and foreign airlines during 2023.
On Thursday, the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Civil Aviation Regulatory Authority, Captain Haitham Mesto, said that Jordan is connected to 81 international destinations with direct flights.
Mesto added that the percentage of passengers at Queen Alia International Airport is 96% of the total number of passengers, with 4.35 million passengers. Note that the seat capacity offered by airlines amounted to 6.32 million seats, bringing the fullness rate for aircraft to 69%. The highest travel destination to which Queen Alia International Airport in Saudi Arabia was connected was approximately 700 thousand passengers, followed by the UAE with 570 thousand passengers, then Turkey with 452 thousand passengers, and in fourth place came Egypt with 391 thousand passengers, and in fifth place was the State of Qatar with 209 thousand passengers, followed by the United States with 208 thousand incoming passengers. left.
With regard to King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba, the number of passengers reached 192,000 arrivals and departures, of whom 55,000 moved between Amman and Aqaba. Istanbul in Turkey ranked fifth, with 7.2 thousand passengers, and the number of arriving and departing Amman Civil Airport reached 5,395.
It is noteworthy that the number of aircraft crossing Jordanian airspace during the first half of this year grew by 108% compared to 2019, with the number of aircraft reaching 47.6 thousand aircraft, compared to 22,848 aircraft passing through.