The tiny silver lining? Beirut's airport traffic rose 5% in 2013
The number of passengers reached 6,264,368 in 2013 compared to 5,960,414 in 2012
The number of passengers reached 6,264,368 in 2013 compared to 5,960,414 in 2012, it added.
The number of arrivals to Lebanon in 2013 reached 3,029,575 while the number of departures went up to 3,219,164, an increase of 5 percent and 7 percent respectively.
According to statistics, the number of transit passengers fell to 15,629, or some 67 percent, compared to 2012.
The report added that the number of commercial flights dropped by some 23.25 percent to reach 59,086.
It also noted a decrease in the number of private flights:
“The number of private flights coming to Lebanon dropped by 7.96 percent while the number of private flights leaving the country went down by 8.55 percent,” it said.
In addition, cargo movement through the airport surged by 25.47 percent, including an increase in imports and exports via this route by 28.24 percent and 21.83 percent respectively.
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