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Sharjah Airport Authority eyes newer airlines, fresh routes

SHARJAH, March 8, 2021

Sharjah Airport Authority's top management recently reviewed its most significant achievements for 2020 as well as the plans and programmes that will be implemented this year at its annual meeting held in the Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park recently.
 
The officials also discussed ways to boost the airport’s strategic position regionally and globally at the meeting held under the chairmanship of Ali Salem Al Midfa in the presence of Sheikh Faisal bin Saoud Al Qassimi, Director of Sharjah Airport Authority. 
 
During the meeting, the directors of the authority’s departments presented their achievements, plans and strategies for the coming year and beyond.
 
The top management was received by Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Complex, who provided a detailed explanation of the latest developments in the complex and the most important accomplishments it has achieved.
 
In 2020, the Sharjah Airport Authority continued implementing its ambitious plans such as the completion of the East Expansion project, attracting new airlines, and introducing new flight routes, as well as launching numerous initiatives and partnerships.
 
Despite the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the effect it had on tourism, travel, and air freight traffic, the number of passengers through the Sharjah Airport during 2020 reached 4.2 million, while aircraft movement (regular and irregular) recorded more than 33,200 flights. 
 
The cargo traffic through the airport reached 99,600 tonne, and the airport achieved an increase in the volume of non-scheduled flights by 635.9 percent, while the growth rate in the non-scheduled cargo movement increased by 54.6 percent compared to the previous year.



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