Sharjah Airport records 15.3m passengers

SHARJAH Airport Authority welcomed 15.3 million passengers in 2023

Sharjah Airport Authority revealed that it welcomed 15.3 million passengers travelling through the airport in 2023, as compared to 13.1 million in 2022, marking over 17.4 per cent growth. The air traffic witnessed an increase of 12.5 per cent with over 98,000 flight movements in 2023 as compared to around 87,000 flight movements in 2022.

Sharjah Airport is linked to over 100 destinations through 33 international airlines in 62 countries. India was ranked first among the most renowned international travel destinations considering the number of passengers, recording over 3.4 million passengers. Saudi Arabia is positioned second, followed by Pakistan.

In early Jan 2024, the New Passenger Terminal Expansion Project’s cornerstone was laid at Sharjah Airport, the largest package of a series of expansion projects with a total cost of Dh2.4 billion.

The terminal expansion is anticipated to increase the airport’s capacity to 20 million passengers, separate arrivals from departures and raise the number of self-check-in and self-travel devices. Furthermore, it will establish new roads and entrances, parking lots and other expansion and development operations, aiming to enhance the quality of its services and to elevate the travel experience of all passengers through Sharjah Airport.