The number of passengers at Rafik Hariri International Airport increased 15 percent in the first five months of 2012, compared to the same period last year.

The number of passengers during the period, the report added, increased to 2,204,540, up by 330,681 passengers.

In May, passengers increased 5.5 percent compared to the same month in 2011, the report said. In May, the number of incoming passengers increased 5.94 percent while outbound passengers increased by 4.8 percent.

The number of transit passengers soared 18.83 percent in the same month. Meanwhile, arrival and departure flights at the airport increased by 6.11 and 6.17 percent respectively.
Source: The Daily Star