Pas­sen­ger traf­fic at air­ports in­creases 0.85% in July

HURGHADA IN­TER­NA­TIONAL AIR­PORT WIT­NESSED A SIG­NIF­I­CANT IN­CREASE IN THE NUM­BER OF PAS­SEN­GERS, RECORD­ING 431,000 PAS­SEN­GERS VER­SUS 230,000, UP BY 87.4%. AIR­CRAFT TRAF­FIC AT HURGHADA AIR­PORT RECORDED 3,300 PLANES, COM­PARED TO ONLY 2,000 IN THE SAME MONTH LAS

The Daily News Egypt - - Tourism - By Ahmed Saad

Air traf­fic rose in July by 0.85% com­pared to the same month last year.

The to­tal num­ber of pas­sen­gers in all Egyp­tian air­ports reached 2.3 mil­lion pas­sen­gers, com­pared to 2.1 mil­lion, while the num­ber of air­crafts across all air­ports in Egypt reached 25,800 up from 25,600 in July 2016—mark­ing an in­crease of 0.85%.

A source at the Egyp­tian Hold­ing Com­pany for Air­ports and Air Nav­i­ga­tion said that the air traf­fic at Cairo In­ter­na­tional Air­port had dropped at an av­er­age rate of 7.5% in July, while the num­ber of pas­sen­gers there reached 1.1 mil­lion pas­sen­gers com­pared to 1.2 mil­lion.

He pointed out that the move­ment of air­craft fell by 8.1% to 13,400 air­crafts com­pared to 14,600 in the same month last year.

At Sharm el-Sheikh air­port, pas­sen­ger traf­fic in­creased 49% y-o-y in July.

The num­ber of pas­sen­gers reached 245,000 up from 165,000, while the num­ber of pas­sen­gers reached 2,400 air­crafts com­pared to 1,900—up by 27.6%.

Hurghada In­ter­na­tional Air­port wit­nessed a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in the num­ber of pas­sen­gers, record­ing 431,000 pas­sen­gers ver­sus 230,000, up by 87.4%. Air­craft traf­fic at Hurghada air­port recorded 3,300 planes, com­pared to 2,000 only in the same month last year.

At Luxor air­port, the num­ber of pas­sen­gers reached 29,600, down by 15% from the same month last year. The num­ber of air­crafts reached 501 planes, down by 10.4%.

At Aswan In­ter­na­tional Air­port, pas­sen­ger traf­fic in­creased by 29.6% to reg­is­ter 26,600 pas­sen­gers, com­pared to 20,400 in the same month last year, while air­crafts traf­fic reached 538 planes, com­pared to 540 planes last year, down by 0.6%.

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