Improved Tourism Boosted Airport Passengers Activity

Rafic Hariri International Airport (RHIA) activity improved during the first 4 months of 2015, where the total number of passengers increased by 9.61% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 1.97M. The number of arrivals added 10.77% to 954,197. During the same period, departures rose by 8.70% y-o-y to 1.02M. In contrast, transit travelers dropped by 21.45% to 3,944.

Taking the month of April alone, the total number of airport passengers inched up by 10.26% yearly to reach 598,337, partly due to the stability of the security situation. Arrivals increased by 8.39% to 291,870, and departures jumped 12.59% reaching 306,181. Transit travelers went down from 1,475 to 286 in April 2015. 

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