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Passenger traffic edges up at Sharjah International

8.6 million passengers, 21,000 aircraft passed through Sharjah International Airport in 9 months

Passenger traffic edges up at Sharjah International

Sharjah International Airport achieved a 3.3 percent growth in passenger traffic during the first nine months of 2017.

A total of 21,000 aircraft carried 8.6 million passengers through the emirate's airport since the start of the year, a statement from Sharjah Airport Authority said.

The total volume of cargo handled through the airport during the third quarter of the year exceeded 40.66 thousand tonnes, including 19.92 import tonnes, 14.58 export tonnes and 6.15 transit cargo tonnes. The total volume of sea-air cargo during the period from July to the end of September was 2.24 tonnes.

Ali Salim Al Midfa, chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority, said:"The positive results in terms of the number of passengers and the volume of aircraft movement reflect the excellent position of the Sharjah International Airport and the continuous efforts made by the airport in developing services and providing the best facilities and procedures to passengers and customers to ensure a comfortable travel experience through the airport.

"We are committed to continuing working with our strategic partners and looking for more growth opportunities to expand the airport capacity, keep pace with development and expansion and meet the needs of various markets through attracting more international airlines."

Sheikh Faisal bin Saoud Al Qassimi, director of Sharjah Airport Authority, added that more services and benefits will be provided to customers to ensure the airport will continue to be a leader in its field and enhance passenger loyalty and satisfaction.

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