Rafic Hariri International Airport (RHIA) activity increased during the first 6 months of 2015, where the total number of passengers improved by 6.49% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 3.11M, compared to a lower number of 2.92M by June 2014.
In details, the number of arrivals went up by a yearly 6.97% to 1.55M by June 2015, as well as departures summing to 1.56M, rising by an annual 6.03%. This is due to the improving security situation in Lebanon, coupled with a positive winter season this year. Moreover, transit travelers augmented by 6.24% to 8,579.
However, taking the month of June alone, the total number of airport passengers shrank by 2.75% yearly to reach 593,382. Arrivals decreased by 2.18% to 317,852, and departures also declined by 4.14% reaching 271,651. In contrast, transit travelers went up from 1,842 in June 2014 to 3,879 in the same month this year.
Airport Passengers by June (in Millions)