Sharjah International welcomes 5.5m passengers during first half of 2017

Published: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A total of 5.5 million passengers passed through Sharjah International Airport, SIA, during the first half of 2017. The latest numbers show an increase of 2.9% as compared to the 5.3 million passengers recorded during the first half of 2016.

In a statement, SIA has also said that 835,800 passengers in June 2017 passed through the airport, a 1.7% growth as compared to the 821,230 passengers during the same month last year.

The aircraft movement increased to more than 37,300 movements from January to June 2017, a 3.8% increase compared to the 36,000 movements during the corresponding period last year. The airport registered 6,115 aircraft movements, including 94 unscheduled ones, during June 2017.

The volume of airfreight handled at Sharjah International Airport in the first half of 2017 was more than 72,998 tonnes, including 11,157 tonnes in June, while the amount of sea-air cargo registered during the period from January until the end of June 2017 was 5,346 tonnes.

The use of smart gates have contributed to the airport’s capacity while there has also been an increase in the number of destinations served by the airlines operating at the airport.