Sharjah Airport records 7 million passengers in 2021

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The airport recorded 1.2 million passengers in Dec 2021. Pic WAM
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  • The volume of cargo in 2021 crossed 140,717 tons, while the volume of sea-air cargo reached 18,696 tons, a 22.27 percent increase from 2019.
  • The airport renewed the ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) for the second consecutive year.

In 2021, the Sharjah Airport served more than 7 million passengers with more than 57,000 aircraft movements and approximately 1.2 million passengers in December, consistent with the pre-pandemic levels.

The Sharjah Airport Authority said it intensified efforts to strengthen its ambitious goals at various levels, launching numerous services and operations, attracting new airlines, initiating major programs, and strengthening partnerships, as part of Sharjah Airport’s ambitions to cement its position on the global travel map.

The volume of cargo in 2021 crossed 140,717 tons, while the volume of sea-air cargo reached 18,696 tons, representing a 22.27 percent increase from 2019.

Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, said, “Despite various challenges, Sharjah Airport registered numerous achievements in 2021, reinforcing its position in the global aviation industry.”

Sheikh Faisal Bin Saoud Al Qassimi, Director of Sharjah Airport Authority, said, “The year 2021 was exceptional, as we managed to enhance travel flow and passenger comfort, and continued to work on development and modernization projects and prepare for the overall recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Authority said that in 2021, Sharjah Airport renewed the ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) for the second consecutive year, becoming the first in the country and the seventh in the Middle East to reach this milestone.

It was also awarded a Gold Accreditation as a friendly entity for people with mobility disabilities from the World Federation for the Handicapped, becoming the fourth airport in the world to receive this certificate.

The ongoing expansion project aims to raise the airport’s capacity to 20 million passengers, with an estimated total area of more than 120,000 square meters. This project would cost up to AED1.9 billion and includes a complete expansion of the passenger terminal to increase capacity and ensure smooth movement through the airport.

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