The activity at Rafic Hariri International Airport improved remarkably in January 2023 compared to the same period last year. In fact, the number of Beirut’s International airport passengers added 34.81% YOY and recorded 490,266 passengers by January 2023.
The breakdown of the airport’s statistics revealed that total arrivals jumped by 37.26% year-on-year (YOY) to stand at 210,318 by January 2023 compared to 153,230 by January 2022. Meanwhile number of departing passengers climbed by a yearly 34.16% to reach 279,223 by January 2023, compared to 208,123 by January 2022. Nevertheless, transit passengers decreased from 2,332 by January 2022 to 725 transit passengers by January 2023.
Furthermore, by observing the monthly changes, the activity at Rafic Hariri International Airport deteriorated in January 2023 with total passengers decreased remarkably by 11.12% compared to the month of December. In fact, arrivals fell by 30.58%, while departures grew by 14.07% in January, as most expats left the country after the holiday season.
Beirut’s Airport Activity by January 2023
Source: Beirut International Airport, BlomInvest