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Sharjah Airport Passenger Traffic Up 8 Percent

Sharjah Airport reported about 4.24 million passengers passed through the Sharjah International Airport in the first three quarters of this year, eight percent more than the same period last year.  A statement said the number of flights increased to a record 45,022, up from 44,086 in 2008. 

Dr. Ganem Al Hajri, Director General of Sharjah Airport Authority, said it is heartening to see that the continued growth of Sharjah Airport despite the impact of the international economic crisis.  He said “It is a reflection of our commitment to the users and our support during all times.  Al Hajri attributed the success of Sharjah Airport to its strategy of bringing in more carriers and establishing connections to a variety of destinations.   Air Arabia, which operates 300 flights a week from Sharjah to 46 destinations, has contributed greatly to passenger growth at the airport.  The carrier attracts a wide range of customers with special offers and promotions and low fares.   
 

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