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SIA increases aircraft and passenger traffic in Q3 2017

Posted 16 October 2017 · Add Comment

Sharjah International Airport achieved a 3.29% growth in passenger traffic during the first nine months of 2017.

The total number of passengers that passed through Sharjah International Airport in the first nine months of 2017 grew to 8.611 million passengers, up from 8.336 million during the corresponding period last year.

The airport handled 3.118 million passengers in the third quarter of 2017, a 4.08% increase compared with the 2.996 million passengers reported during the third quarter of 2016. Aircraft moving through Sharjah International Airport increased to 21.02 thousand in the third quarter of 2017, a 3.26% increase compared with 20.36 thousand recorded during the same period in 2016.

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

Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, said: “The positive results in terms of the number of passengers, volume of aircraft movement reflect the excellent position of Sharjah International Airport and the continuous efforts made by the airport, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in developing services and providing the best facilities and procedures to passengers and customers to ensure a comfortable travel experience through the airport”.

Al Midfa added: “We are committed to continue 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.”

Faisal bin Saoud Al Qassimi, Director of Sharjah Airport Authority, said: “The growth in the number of passengers is due to the great position of the Emirate of Sharjah as a strategic economic, business and tourist hub in the region, and to the excellent services provided by the airport to aircraft and the expansion in their destinations.”

 

 

 

 

 

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