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Sharjah Int’l Airport Q1 passengers jump 10.6%

SHARJAH — Statistics from Sharjah International Airport in the first quarter of the current year showed a 10.6 per cent increase in the number of passengers in comparison with the same period last year. The number reached 1,805,348 passengers compared to 1,631,680 passengers.

Published: Fri 20 Apr 2012, 10:59 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:07 AM

On the other hand, regular and irregular aircraft movement recorded an increase of 2.96 per cent, from 15,934 to 16,402 flights, while freight volume reached 199.8 thousand tonnes.

Dr. Ghanim Al Hajri, chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, said: “These positive results in the number of travellers reflect the increased turnout of travellers that use Sharjah International Airport and the success of the Airport Administration in presenting the best services and facilities to them. They also reflect the great momentum created by Air Arabia, UAE’s national carrier, which enjoys a good reputation among travelers due to its amazing promotional deals, attractive prices, excellent services, different destinations and its modern fleet of aircraft, all of which encourage travelers to travel multiple times a year.”

He added: “The increase in the number of travellers and flights during the past three months also go back to the commercial and touristic activity seen in Sharjah, including festivals, events, exhibitions, conferences, and championships. There has also been an increase in the number of tourists who prefer to visit Sharjah during this season for its mild climate in addition to school vacation and the families that take short vacations or have family and loved ones visiting.”

He explained that these results could not have been realised without the competency of the airport staff in all administrations and departments working in the Department of Civil Aviation and the Sharjah Airport Authority in addition to all government departments associated with the airport such as airport police, passport control, and customs. He also praised the private companies working in the airport and their efforts to provide top-class services to users of the airport ensuring customer satisfaction and high performance.


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