Times are changing fast at Sharjah International
Airport and we are constantly updating facilities
and equipment to keep pace with the dynamic growth
and market demand that we have experienced at this
Our open skies, open
ground policy, which results in flexibility and
competitiveness, has attracted both large and small
operators, keen to take advantage of the opportunities
that await them here.
Cargo has always
been a prominent force at the airport and we are
proud to announce that we have reached a record
level of cargo handled by any Middle East airport.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all
our customers, airlines and agents who have contributed
to this success. As a display of our commitment
to this sector we have opened a new terminal to
satisfy and cope with the growth and to further
enhance our logistical support. We have witnessed
a healthy increase in sea-air cargo, highlighting
the excellent connections with our local ports.
We value greatly
the custom of all the airlines using the airport
and it is our intention to serve their needs and
in turn, those of their customers, to the very best
of our ability. We are still the only airport in
this region to allow airlines to operate with their
As traffic grows
in our region, so will the airport. We are very
open and flexible to their needs and expect even
greater passenger numbers in the coming years as
visitors discover the delights of this beautiful
emirate full of Islamic architecture, heritage and
We shall continue
to enhance our position both locally and internationally.
However, our fundamental philosophy remains the
same: to deliver the very highest standards of facilities
and service to all our customers. We look forward
to seeing you at Sharjah International Airport.
Bin Mohammed Al Thani
Chairman, Department of Civil Aviation