The activity at Rafic Hariri International Airport improved during the first half of 2023 compared to the same period last year. In fact, the number of Beirut’s International airport passengers added 23.29% on annual basis and recorded 3,165,871 passengers by June 2023.
The breakdown of the airport’s statistics revealed that total arrivals jumped by 25.04% year-on-year (YOY) to stand at 1,631,358 by June 2023 compared to 1,304,649 by June 2022. Meanwhile number of departing passengers climbed by a yearly 22.40% to reach 1,527,132 by June 2023, compared to 1,247,684 by June 2022. Nevertheless, transit passengers dropped from 15,539 by June 2022 to 7,381 transit passengers by June 2023.
On a monthly basis, the activity at Rafic Hariri International Airport improved in June 2023 with total passengers rising remarkably by 28.05% compared to the month of May. In fact, arrivals skyrocketed by 54.07% while departures rose only by 1.96% in June. It is interesting to see Beirut Airport arrivals surpassing departures as this reflects remarkable changes in travel patterns certainly driven by crowded tourism period.
Beirut’s Airport Activity by June 2023
Source: Beirut International Airport, BlomInvest
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