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Sharjah handles 2.7 million passengers during Q1

Sharjah International Airport handled 2.741 million passengers during the first quarter of 2017, registering 2 percent growth compared to the first three months of last year. The airport has experienced continuous growth during the past five years, handling 11 million passengers during 2016. Sharjah handled 969,633 passengers in January, 827,369 February and 944,038 in March 2017, peaking at 4 percent ...

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Air Arabia to add new Baku service in March

Sharjah-headquartered Air Arabia PJSC (AIRARABI:DFM), the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, plans to launch a new service from Sharjah to Baku in Azarbajian next month, which is expected to be the airline’s first route launch of the year. Beginning 23 March 2017, Air Arabic will operate four weekly flights from its main hub at ...

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Sharjah airport expansion project approved

The Government of Sharjah has approved the US$400 million (AED 1.46b) budget for the expansion of Sharjah International Airport, according to MEED (Middle East Economic Digest), quoting Adel Abdullah Ali, Air Arabia’s Chief Executive Officer. According to the airline CEO, the expansion project is expected to begin this summer and will increase airport capacity from 8 to 18 million passengers ...

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IndiGo to launch two new daily non-stop Sharjah routes from India

IndiGo, India’s largest budget-carrier, plans to introduce two daily routes to Sharjah International Airport, which will become its sixth international destination. The airline announced the launch of daily non-stop Sharjah-Kozhikode (CCJ) flights from 20 March and daily non-stop Sharjah-Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) flights from 8 April. Headquartered in Gurgaon (Gurugram), India, IndiGo is India’s largest passenger airline with a market share of ...

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Sharjah airport passenger traffic hits new high

Sharjah International Airport registered a 10 percent year-on-year increase in passengers, handling 11 million passengers from January to December 2016. The airport passed the 10 million passenger mark for the first time in 2015, showing 5.5 percent growth. Since then, the airport has continued to show strong growth. Airport passengers increased 12 percent during the first quarter of 2016, 11 ...

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‘Invest in Sharjah’ meets aviation leaders at Arab Aviation Summit

‘Invest in Sharjah’, Sharjah FDI office’s flagship driver for promoting investment opportunities in the emirate and a subsidiary of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), recently concluded its participation at the Arab Aviation Summit in Jordan on 5 and 6 December 2016. This came as part of Invest in Sharjah’s efforts to shed light on the myriad investment opportunities within ...

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Gama Aviation unveils Sharjah FBO concept

Global business aviation services company Gama Aviation has announced plans for its new purpose-built, integrated business aviation complex at Sharjah International Airport, scheduled to open in mid-2018. The company disclosed architectural concepts for its Sharjah fixed-base operations (FBO) at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show held in Dubai this week. Gama has registered a 12 percent ...

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Air Arabia confirms options for five Airbus A320s

Sharjah-headquartered Air Arabia PJSC (AIRARABI:DFM), the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, has confirmed options for five additional Airbus A320 aircraft. The delivery of original contract covering 44 firm orders and 5 options will be completed in 2017. The five new Airbus A320 aircraft will be put into service starting second quarter 2017 backlog and ...

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Air Arabia Q3 net profit rises 26 percent

Sharjah-headquartered Air Arabia PJSC (AIRARABI:DFM), the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced a 26 percent increase in net profit for the three months ending 30 September 2016, compared to the same period last year. The company attributes the strong third quarter-performance to the success of its expansion strategy. The airline has added five ...

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Sharjah airport sees strong summer growth in passengers

Sharjah International Airport handled 2,996,433 passengers during July, August and September this year, a 13 percent increase over the same period in 2015. Overall, the number of inbound, outbound, transit and transfer passengers handled during the first nine months of the year increased by 12 percent, compared to the same period last year, to total 8,344,293. Sharjah airport recorded its ...

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