Tuesday, January 27, 2009

4.08 million Passengers through Rafiq Hariri International Airport in 2008

Passenger Traffic at Rafiq Hariri International Airport witnessed an increase of 19.85% in 2008 compared to 2007, whereby total passengers passing through the airport reached 4,085,334 passengers compared to 3,408,834 in 2007. The Lebanese national Carrier, Middle East Airlines had the highest share of traffic during the year with a share of 35.63% and transported 455,782 passengers onboard its aircraft.

Arriving passengers recorded an increase of 20.76% to reach 2,025,547 passengers and departing passengers recorded an increase of 22.13% to reach 2,014,013 passengers. Transit Passengers recorded a decrease by 44.45% to reach around 45 thousand passengers. The number of flights at the airport increased by 15.94% to reach 45.27 thousand flights in 2008.

Cargo Traffic at the airport increased by 7.44% in 2008 compared to 2007 whereby it reached 68.59 thousand tons.