Rafic Hariri International Airport (RHIA) activity enhanced during the first three quarters of 2014, as the total number of passengers increased by 4.09% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 5.02M, recording its highest level since 2007.
The number of arrivals inched up by 2.93% to 2.46M. During the same period, departures rose by 5.31% y-o-y to 2.55M. In contrast, transit travelers dropped by 11.21% to 10,695.
For the month of September alone, the total number of airport passengers grew by 18.77% y-o-y to reach 640,546. Arrivals surged by 23.34% to 281,414 and departures increased by 15.74% reaching 358,288. Transit travelers decreased by 46.00% y-o-y, to 844 in September 2014.
Airport Passengers Up to September