119% growth in the number of passengers through “Sharjah Airport” in the first quarter

Sharjah Airport achieved positive results and remarkable growth in passenger numbers, cargo volume and air traffic during the first quarter of 2022. From January to the end of last March, it received; More than 3 million passengers compared to 1.3 million passengers in the same period in 2021, an increase of 119%.

Aircraft movements in the first quarter of this year 2022 recorded an increase in the number of flights by more than 89%, registering 21,336 flights, compared to 11,279 flights in the same period last year.

In terms of air freight traffic, Sharjah Airport recorded more than 39.566 thousand tonnes during the first three months of this year, a growth of 26% compared to the same period last year, including 14.457 thousand tonnes during the month of March alone.


The execution of “Sharjah Airport” in the first quarter of 2022:

  • More than three million passengers
  • 21,336 flights, an increase of 89%
  • It handled 39,566 tonnes, an increase of 26%

Ali Salem Al Midfa, chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority, said: “The easing of international travel restrictions and the gradual recovery from the ‘Covid-19’ pandemic, which allowed airlines to resume their previously suspended flights, helped to achieve positive growth rates that are in line with the efforts of Sharjah Airport to deliver the highest standards of safety and security for travelers and customers during the pandemic to make the travel experience to and from the Emirate of Sharjah easy, safe and distinctive.

Al Midfa added: “Through the strategy it adopted last year with expansion projects and new and innovative services that it launched, Sharjah Airport was able to win the trust of a wide segment of travelers and customers and strengthen its partnerships by attracting new airlines and cargo airlines, which is in line with our vision to be among the top 5 regional airports in providing a distinguished travel experience and groundbreaking services to travelers. “

During the first quarter of this year, Sharjah Airport continued its commitment to providing the best innovative and modern services to travelers and customers and its eagerness for their safety and security, culminating in the airport’s recent win of the Best Airport award in provide excellent service to customers in the Middle East in the category of airports, whose capacity ranges between 5 and 15 million passengers annually, and the international recognition of the award “Voice of the Customer” by Airports Council International.

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