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Sharjah Airport Achieves Highest Performance with More than 15.3 Million Passengers in 2023

Sharjah Airport Authority recently revealed its performance results for 2023, in line with the agenda of the annual airport management meeting held at Buhais Geology Park in Al Madam, Sharjah.

The results highlight the pioneering position of the emirate on the global travel map and the top-notch services delivered to passengers and companies. As per the Authority, the number of handled passengers travelling through the airport reached 15,3 million in 2023, as compared to 13,1 million in 2022, marking over 17.4 percent growth. The air traffic witnessed an increase of 12,5 percent with over 98,000 flight movements in 2023 as compared to around 87,000 flight movements in 2022. Furthermore, the total cargo volumes handled through Sharjah Airport during the year 2023 was over 141,000 tonnes. 

 In line with the authority’s commitment to meet the surging demand and increase the operational capacity of the airport, it included seven new destinations for passengers including Kuala Lumpur City in Malaysia, Kazan and Samara cities in Russia, Lar in Iran, Indore in India, Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand. It also added three new destinations for air cargo including Houston in the United States, Kigali in Rwanda and Nasik in India.

 H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa, chairman, Sharjah Airport Authority, said, “These positive results indicate Sharjah Airport’s reputation and its remarkable potential in offering efficient and top-notch services. The authority is looking forward to continue with these results, which will aid in positioning the airport as a preferred destination for both travel and cargo in the region. We will continue our expansion and development efforts in line with our aim to enhance the infrastructure and services provided, especially in the realm of self-travel to meet the expectations of the airline community, keeping our focus on offering distinctive travel experience for all passengers while expanding the airport’s network and connectivity.”