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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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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 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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Indian airlines ramp up Sharjah flights

Indian airlines are ramping up services connecting Sharjah with the subcontinent to meet growing demand, adding new routes to connect the emirate with key cities in India. Air India Express and Jet Airways have both launched new Sharjah routes this year catering to business travellers and tourists, plus Indian expatriates working in the UAE. Jet Airways introduced a new daily ...

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Sharjah airport records first million passenger month

Sharjah International Airport has recorded its first million-passenger month, handling 1,041,870 inbound, outbound, transfer and transit passengers during the month of August, a 12 percent increase on the 928,897 passengers handled during August 2015, according to the airport’s latest statistics. Sharjah airport surpassed 10 million passengers per annum for the first time during 2015, registering an annual passenger growth rate ...

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Air India Express adds more Sharjah routes

Air India Express, the Kochi-headquartered budget arm of Air India, is expected to add two new routes to Sharjah International Airport next month, bringing the total number of its routes between Sharjah and Indian destinations up to eight. The airline will introduce three non-stop flights per week each from Chandigarh (IXC), the state capital of Punjab and Haryana, and from ...

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Air Arabia reports 14% increase in passengers

Sharjah-headquartered Air Arabia PJSC (AIRARABI:DFM), the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, has reported a 14 percent increase in passenger numbers, carrying 4.1 million passengers during the first six months of 2016, compared with 3.6 million during the same period of 2015. The airline also announced a 3.5 percent increase in net profit, compared with ...

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