Airport Activity Improved in January 2016 

Rafic Hariri International Airport witnessed increased activity in January 2016, as the total number of passengers increased by a yearly 8.56% to 546,609.  In details, the number of arrivals to Lebanon went up by 7.54% year-on-year (Y-o-Y) from 225,479 in January 2015 to 243,144 in the same period of 2016. However, this change remained lower than the 8.02% yearly increase in departures, which reached 298,369 in January 2016, compared to 275,366 in January 2015.  As for the number of transit passengers, it grew substantially from 921 passengers in the first month of 2015 to 5,096 passengers in January 2016, which could be partly due to the tensions in neighboring countries where several airports became non-operational, driving passengers towards the Lebanese traveling route.

Total Number of Passengers in January

Airport Activity Improved in January 2016 

Source: Rafic Hariri International Airport

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