Travelers increased at Sharjah International in second quarter

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Sharjah International Airport recorded a 19.58% upturn in traveler numbers in the second quarter as airlines concisely added route capacity to the airport.

Travelers increased at Sharjah International in second quarter

Travelers increased at Sharjah International in second quarter

A number of airlines as well as Jet Airways, Pakistan International Airlines and Air India amplified their operations at Sharjah International from the period of May 1 until July 20.

The airlines provisionally modified capacity over from Dubai International, which was experiencing runway renovation work over the 80 day period.

More than 2.6 million travelers used the airport in the three-month time ending June 30, compared to 2.17 million in the corresponding period a year earlier.

The number of aircraft landing and taking off at the airport in the country’s third-biggest emirate climbed 16.28% to 18,979. The amount of cargo operated augmented 5.28% to 87,207 tonnes.

For the past six months ending this June 30, the airport handled 13.89% more travelers than the first six months of 2013 with more than 4.8 million journeying through the airport.

Aircraft landings and take off’s boosted 7.37% annual to 35,52 in the first six months of the year. Nevertheless, the amount cargo operated declined at 13.22% to 138,252 tonnes.

The base carrier at Sharjah International, Air Arabia, brought 1.6 million travelers in the second quarter, up 8%. Over the first half of 2014, the low cost carrier carried 3.36 million travelers, increase to 11% the similar time a year ago.

Mohamed Dekkak