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Sharjah Airport Updates

SHARJAH AIRPORT RECEIVES FIRST ‘FLY OYA’ FLIGHT FROM LIBYA

The first “Fly Oya” trip from Tripoli, Libya, to Sharjah Airport is scheduled to arrive in 2024, according to a statement released by the Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA). This aligns with the Authority’s aspirational endeavours to broaden the airport’s flight path.

Every Wednesday, the airline will run a single weekly flight from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport. The Airbus A330 has been assigned to the Libyan carrier for its upcoming operations to and from Sharjah Airport.

SHARJAH AIRPORT RECEIVES FIRST FLY OYA

TRAVEL TRAFFIC AT SHARJAH AIRPORT CONTINUES TO GROW AND ACHIEVE NEW FIGURES SHARJAH AIRPORT ACHIEVED THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE WITH MORE THAN 15.3 MILLION PASSENGERS IN 2023

Under the agenda of the annual airport management meeting held in Buhais Geology Park in Al Madam, Sharjah, the Airport Authority disclosed its performance achievements for 2023. The outcomes demonstrate the emirate’s trailblazing status on the world travel map and the excellent services it provides to travellers and businesses. The Authority reports that in 2023, 15,3 million handled passengers passed through the airport, up from 13,1 million in 2022—an increase of more than 17.4%. With approximately 98,000 aeroplane movements in 2023 compared to about 87,000 in 2022, there was a 12,5% rise in air traffic. Additionally, about 141,000 tonnes of cargo were handled through Sharjah Airport in 2023.

Travel Traffic at Sharjah Airport Continues to Grow

SHARJAH AIRPORT AUTHORITY REVEALS PLANS TO DEVELOP THE CARGO CENTRE AND ENHANCE ITS LOGISTICS SERVICES

The Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) held its three-day Air Cargo India 2024 in Mumbai, India, to highlight its significant ongoing and planned developments for its Cargo Centre. Representatives from international commercial aviation and air cargo service groups, as well as delegations from top international airports, airlines, and air cargo firms, attended the event.

In keeping with its involvement in the occasion, SAA displayed the newest offerings from the Air Cargo Centre at Sharjah Airport. Additionally, it made an effort to schedule meetings with various shipping agents, air cargo companies, and other international logistics service providers. These gatherings gave people a forum to assess methods for fostering collaboration and fortifying ties. In addition, they made it possible for attendees to communicate their thoughts, opinions, and experiences to decision-makers and industry experts in order to enhance air cargo operations and draw more air cargo businesses to Sharjah Airport.

SHARJAH AIRPORT WELCOMES PAKISTANI CARRIER FLY JINNAH’S FIRST FLIGHT

The inaugural flight of Fly Jinnah, a popular low-cost airline in Pakistan run by the Lakson Group of Pakistan and the Air Arabia Group of the United Arab Emirates, landed at Sharjah Airport. H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority, H.E. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the UAE, Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia, Iqbal Ali Lakhani, Chairman of Fly Jinnah, and several representatives from the Authority, Air Arabia, and the Pakistani airline attended the ceremony to welcome the new carrier. 

It will run two daily flights on the route connecting Sharjah and Islamabad. The action is consistent with Sharjah Airport’s ongoing efforts to provide a broad range of services to its partners, meet the demands of both operators and passengers and guarantee a seamless operation.

To increase passenger confidence, Sharjah Airport is now broadening the variety of flights and destinations it provides. Furthermore, it aims to guarantee a smooth and enjoyable travel experience by offering top-notch services and travel protocols, as well as by using the airport’s advantageous position and continuous expansion initiatives to increase capacity. The airport is also constantly seeking new alliances and airline attraction methods to launch new routes, improve its services, and incorporate state-of-the-art technologies.

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SHARJAH AIRPORT WELCOMES KUWAITI PASSENGERS WITH GIFTS AND FLOWERS COMMEMORATING KUWAIT NATIONAL DAY

Kuwait National and Liberation Day was celebrated, and Kuwaiti travellers were acknowledged by the Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA). In addition to demonstrating the airport’s dedication to ensuring that travellers feel connected as it celebrates their national occasion alongside them, the event was a genuine show of friendship and solidarity towards Kuwaiti nationals. It also provided a distinctive travel experience.

Kuwaiti passengers were congratulated on Kuwait National Day by the personnel, who also showed their thanks with flowers and nice gifts. Passengers from Kuwait expressed their happiness and gratitude for this kind act, a standard of care they had been accustomed to at Sharjah Airport. They acknowledged the exceptional quality of services and effective procedures they encountered throughout their trip through the airport and commended the Authority’s ongoing efforts.

With two daily flights, Sharjah Airport provides services to travellers going to and from Kuwait while guaranteeing a smooth experience with extensive protocols and state-of-the-art self-service choices. In addition, travellers have access to several shops and amenities, as well as private airport lounges and other benefits.

Sharjah Airport welcomes Kuwaiti passengers

SHARJAH AIRPORT AUTHORITY WELCOMES KQ CARGO TO ITS CARGO OPERATIONS

Kenya Airways Cargo is now one of the cargo businesses that operate out of Sharjah Airport, according to the Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA). This inclusion is consistent with the Authority’s plan to establish the Airport as a premier global cargo hub while upholding the highest standards and industry best practices for air cargo. 

A reception was held by the Authority to commemorate this milestone. Honourable Cosmas Kimutai Sigei, Chargé d’affaires at the Kenyan Embassy in Abu Dhabi, HE Sheikh Faisal Bin Saoud Al Qassimi, Director of the Sharjah Airport Authority, Allan Kilavuka, Group Managing Director & CEO of Kenya Airways Cargo, some directors and representatives from the Authority and Kenya Airways, as well as visitors from both countries, were present. 

This programme demonstrates SAA’s commitment to strengthening and improving its alliances with key partners to provide customers with an even more unique and remarkable travel experience by providing first-rate services. The Kenyan carrier will use B737F freight aircraft to run four direct weekly flights from Nairobi, the country’s capital, to Sharjah Airport.

SHARJAH AIRPORT AUTHORITY TO SHOWCASE CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES AND EXPANSION PLANS FOR SHARJAH AIRPORT AT ITB BERLIN 2024

The Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) is prepared to take part in the international travel and tourism fair, ITB Berlin 2024, which unites exhibitors, industry executives, and subject matter experts. The Authority will present Sharjah Airport’s most recent innovations, services, and facilities while emphasising its dedication to revolutionising airport traveller experiences by growing its technological infrastructure and implementing a thorough digital transformation.

The participation of the SAA, which operates under the auspices of the Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority, is a component of its continuous endeavours to augment Sharjah’s stature as a flourishing tourism and business hub by forging alliances with prominent global enterprises and broadening the array of destinations offered by Sharjah Airport. By attending the event, SAA hopes to strengthen its reputation internationally and build relationships with influential figures in the travel and tourist industry.

SHARJAH AIRPORT AUTHORITY TO SHOWCASE CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES AND EXPANSION PLANS FOR SHARJAH AIRPORT

FAQs

Where can I book hotels, day trips and other tourist services?

Travel Agency Sharjah Airport (SATA) is a one-stop shop for business and leisure travellers, providing a wide range of essential travel services. It is a one-stop shop for airline reservations, ticketing, customised travel packages, accommodations around the world, UAE visit visa packages, global visa services, worldwide car rental, travel insurance, bookings for transit hotels, educational tours, MICE services, visa change services, umrah services, and meet and greet services. 

What facilities are available after check-in?

The airport in Sharjah has a transit hotel in addition to a selection of stores, including duty-free stores, and food choices. Click this link for additional details. In addition, there are exchange offices, financial services, phone centres, playgrounds for children, and medical facilities.

How do I report something missing?

If your luggage disappears while travelling into or out of Sharjah, you must get in touch with your airline. However, our personnel is on hand inside the terminal building to assist you in the unlikely event that you lose your bags and other personal goods inside Sharjah Airport.

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