Sharjah Airport’s passenger traffic more than doubled in H1 2022

Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

SHARJAH, UAE—Sharjah Airport saw a 142.74% rise in passenger traffic during the first half of 2022 to about 6 million travellers while its number of flights soared to 41,189 during the period, up by 89.73%

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

“The considerable growth in the number of travellers 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 travellers place in Sharjah Airport. Our continuous efforts to offer leading innovative services and gain passengers’ satisfaction guarantee a safe and distinguished travel experience,” said Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority.

“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,” he added.

Sharjah Airport Authority says it is relentlessly working towards achieving its strategy to improve the passengers’ travel experience and enhance the airport’s regional and global competitiveness by launching more innovative initiatives that provide a more comfortable, smooth and enjoyable travel experience.