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Passenger traffic at Beirut airport at 6m in 10 months

Number of transit passengers shot up by 289 per cent during the period

Passenger traffic at the Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport grew by ten per cent during the first ten months of the current year, handling more than six million travellers.

The airport is forecast to handle close to 7m passengers by the end of the current year, according to a report by Lebanese daily, Al-Mustaqbal.

Since the beginning of the current year to the end of October, roughly 6.12m passengers travelled through the key airport up from 5.5m passengers in the same period in 2014.

According to the data, the number of transit passengers shot up by 289 per cent during the ten-month period.
The report indicates that the airport handled 575,660 passengers in October alone, up by 4.7 per cent compared with the same month last year.

During that month, the number of inbound passengers inched up by 2.1 per cent to 264,940, while transit passenger numbers surged from 1,044 in October 2014 to 7,041 passengers in the same month this year.