Sharjah Int'l sees 6.5% rise in Q3 air passengers

Sharjah airport handles 22,210 flights, an increase of 5.6%, in Q3 while the volume of air freight exceeds 32,220 tonnes
Sharjah Int'l sees 6.5% rise in Q3 air passengers
The increase in passenger numbers was driven primarily by the new destinations and flights added by airlines, particularly Air Arabia.
By Sam Bridge
Thu 08 Nov 2018 02:08 PM

Sharjah International Airport received 3.32 million passengers, an increase of 6.55 percent, during the third quarter of 2018 over the same period last year.

The airport handled 22,210 flights, an increase of 5.64 percent while the volume of air freight through Sharjah exceeded 32,220 tonnes.

The increase in passenger numbers was driven primarily by the new destinations and flights added by airlines, particularly Air Arabia, plus the development of services such as smart gates.

Ali Salim Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, said: "Sharjah Airport has experienced positive results since the beginning of this year thanks to ongoing efforts to improve the services provided to passengers and airlines.

"This has strengthened the airport’s standing in terms of incoming and outgoing flights in the UAE. This also reflects the success and efficiency of Sharjah Airport’s procedures, which have attracted new airlines and boosted interest in travelling through the airport and benefitting from its services."

Al Midfa added, "The airport’s positive results reflect Sharjah’s success in positioning itself in terms of tourism and regional and international trade. The airport plays a pivotal role in enhancing the Emirate's image by upgrading passenger services regularly and helping to attract an increasing number of visitors and tourists to Sharjah."

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