Activity at Rafic Hariri International Airport (RHIA) witnessed a significant growth in the first quarter of 2012 as the number of passengers reached 1.24M, recording the highest level compared to previous years, up by 21.2% from 2011 and 16.17% from the exceptional figures of 2010, according to statistics published by RHIA.
Arrivals and departures increased by 21.5% each in Q1 to reach 594,542 and 632,046 respectively. Moreover, 15,440 passengers, or 1.24% of the total, were in transit. In the month of March alone, total travelers surged by 24.5% to 432,817 compared to the same month last year. Arrivals rose by 23% to 223,254 compared to March 2011, whereas departures rallied by 25.9% to 204,670.