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Sharjah Airport witnesses six million passengers in first half of 2022

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Sharjah Airport has witnessed a 142.74 percent rise in the passenger traffic during the first half of 2022, accounting for approximately 6 million travelers, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

Additionally, the airport saw a considerable growth in the number of flights, with a total of 41,189 aircrafts operating in the first half this year compared to 21,709 in the same period of last year, registering an increase of 89.73 percent.

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

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 gain passengers’ satisfaction guarantee a safe and distinguished travel experience.”

“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.”

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