Airport Passengers Increased by 8.93% by May

Rafic Hariri International Airport (RHIA) activity progressed during the first 5 months of 2015, where the total number of passengers improved by 8.93% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 2.52M, compared to a lower number of 2.31M by May 2014.

In details, the number of arrivals went up by a yearly 9.62% to 1.23M in May 2015, as well departures summing to 1.28M, rising by an annual 8.46%, over the same period. In contrast, transit travelers dropped by 24.59% to 4,700.

Taking the month of May alone, the total number of airport passengers augmented by 6.57% yearly to reach 545,151, partly due to improving security situation in Lebanon, and the summer season under way. Arrivals increased by 5.80% to 276,056, and departures went up by 7.59% reaching 268,339. However, transit travelers went down from 1,212 in May 2014 to 756 in the same month this year.

Airport Passengers by May (in Millions)

Airport Passengers Increased by 8.93% by May

Source: RHIA


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