The number of Airport passengers rose 6.75% year-on-year to 5.05 million passengers during the first 10 months of 2012, while having increased by 1.6% annually in the previous year, according to data from Rafic Hariri International Airport.
Total arrivals increased by 4.87% y-o-y to 2.45 million, departures sprung up by 8.7% y-o-y to
2.56 million, while the number of passengers making transitory stops at Lebanon’s airport declined by 9.15% y-o-y to 44,337.
In October alone, passenger numbers rose 5.45% from October 2011 to 473,114, but remained the lowest since May this year. Arrivals and departures climbed by 3.6% and 7.93% respectively, whereas the number of transit passengers dropped by one-third from October last year to 2,856.
The Lebanon Brief – Blobinvest