The Rafic Hariri International Airport activity rose during 2017, as the total number of passengers increased by a yearly 6.76% to 8.24M, its highest record in more than a decade.
More specifically, the number of arrivals to Lebanon shot up by 8.35% y-o-y from 3.81M by December 2016 to 4.12M in the same period of 2017. Departures recorded a yearly fall of 9.92% to reach 3.51M by December 2017, compared to 3.89M by December 2016.
However, the number of transit passengers plunged further this year dropping from 13,648 passengers by December 2016 to 4,890 passengers by December 2017.
Total Number of Passengers by December (in M)
Source: Rafic Hariri International Airport