Rafic Hariri International Airport (RHIA) activity improved during the first 8 months of 2014, as the total number of passengers added 2.24% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 4.38M. After some GCC countries lifted their travel warnings on Lebanon and a calmer security situation in Lebanon, the number of arrivals inched up by 0.77% to 2.18M. In the same time, departures rose by 3.78% y-o-y to 2.19M. in contrast, transit travelers dropped by 6.02% to 9,851.
For the month of August alone, the total number of airport passengers progressed by 12.06% y-o-y to 814,800. Arrivals increased by 3.47% to 355,306 and departures surged by 19.84% reaching 458,546. Transit travelers decreased by 8.49% y-o-y, to 948 in August 2014.
Airport Passengers Up to August