The number of Beirut’s International airport passengers continued to fall down in the first 9 months of 2020 as it records 1.8 million (M) compared to 7M passengers during the same period last year. Total arrivals alone dropped by an annual 76.76% to reach 808,035 by September 2020. By the same token, Departures slumped by 73.79% year-on-years to reach 932,475 passengers for the same period. Further, the number of transit passengers decreased by a yearly 8.79% to 58,862 passengers by September 2020.
Worth mentioning that the number of passenger departures has doubled during the month of August at 116,729 passengers and September at 111,897 passengers respectively, compared to the month of July at 54,724 passengers, mostly as a result of the Beirut explosion in the 4th of August, in addition to the economic crisis and the political situation in Lebanon.
In the upcoming months, the number of total departures is likely to grow as the economic crisis deepens in Lebanon and the uncertainty about the future encourage the youth to immigrate. Meanwhile the number of tourists is not expected to improve as the coronavirus pandemic is still spreading around the world.
Beirut’s Airport Activity By September