Throughout Q3 of 2018, Sharjah International Airport welcomed a total of 3.32 million passengers, marking a 6.55 per cent jump on the corresponding period last year.
The travel hub handled 22,210 regular and irregular flights, representing an increase of 5.64 per cent over the same period last year.
The rise in passenger numbers is said to be a result of new destinations and flights introduced by carriers operating to and from Sharjah International Airport.
Commenting on the great results was chairman, Sharjah Airport Authority, HE Ali Salim Al Midfa: “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 benefiting from its services.”
Al Midfa continued: “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 increasing number of visitors and tourists to Sharjah.”
Sharing these great results, members of Sharjah Airport Authority, including Al Midfa, attended this year’s World Travel Market London, which concluded on November 7.
Sharjah Airport Authority participated as part of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority’s stand.