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Sharjah International Airport struggling to keep up with Air Arabia


In Dec-08, Sharjah International Airport announced plans to construct an additional USD354 million passenger terminal, to cope with accelerating demand, thanks mainly to the fast-charging Air Arabia. A plan for the new terminal is being developed, and although details of its capacity have not yet been disclosed, the new terminal is expected to be operational within two years. [336 words]

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  • Sharjah International Airport total passenger numbers ('000s) and growth (% change year-on-year): Nov-07 to Oct-08
  • Sharjah International Airport capacity share by carrier (seats per week as % of total): Week commencing 19-Jan-09
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