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)