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Sharjah Airport witnesses 6 million passengers in first half of 2022

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Sharjah, 25July 2022

Sharjah
Airport has witnessed a 142.74% rise in the passenger traffic during the first
half of 2022, accounting for approximately 6 million travelers. This
substantial growth from 2,449 million travelers in H1 2021 illustrates the
confidence that customers have in the service and assistance provided by the
airport. Additionally, the airport saw a considerable growth in the number of
flights, with a total of 41,189 aircrafts operating in H1 compared to 21,709 in
the same period of last year, registering an increase of 89.73%.

Between
January and June, Sharjah Airport handled over 96,000 tons of cargo, accounting
for an increase of 50.39%, compared to 63,844 tons the previous year.

H.E Ali
Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, said: “The considerable
growth in the number of travelers using our airport solidifies the Emirate of Sharjah
as a preferred destination for travel and business. The figures also represent
the confidence and trust that a large number of travelers place in Sharjah
Airport. Our continuous efforts to offer leading innovative services and gaining
the satisfaction of passengers guarantee a safe and distinguished travel
experience. This is mainly achieved in collaboration with our strategic partners,
the various stakeholder and service providers at Sharjah Airport, as well as
the key role of the airline community, including Air Arabia, the UAE national
carrier based in Sharjah Airport, who has successfully recommenced their
operations to various destinations in their network, which has resulted in the
growing number of passengers in the Airport.”

“As
part of our efforts to position Sharjah Airport as one of the best airports in
the region, Sharjah Airport Authority is eager to invest in smart services and
solutions that meet the highest international standards, in order to attract
more foreign airlines, strengthen our strategic alliances, and maintain the
steady rise in the number of passengers.

Al Midfa further
added: “As a result of increased demand for travel through Sharjah Airport, particularly
in light of the expansion of the network of destinations served by the airport,
the positive growth in travel rates is expected to continue in the second half
of 2022 as well.”

Sharjah
Airport Authority is relentlessly working towards achieving its strategy, aimed
at improving the travel experience of the passengers and enhancing the
airport’s competitiveness at regional and global levels, by launching more innovative
initiatives that provide a more comfortable, smooth and enjoyable travel
experience.

DF

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