Officials inspect a disinfection pod installed at the airport.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Sharjah Airport has completed all preparations to receive stranded UAE residents from abroad. The airport ensures taking all precautionary measures in compliance with international standards, to guarantee the health and safety of travellers, customers and employees.
Ali Salem Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority said: "Along with our partners and other entities, the airport has completed all the necessary preparations to receive residents who have been stranded abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All organisational and operational procedures to ensure the safety of passengers and staff will be adhered to at all times."
Ali Salem Al Midfa added, "We are delighted to be able to help return residents to their own homes and reunite them with family and friends. We can only imagine how difficult it must have been to stay away from their loved ones. We will continue our efforts to welcome more residents and families back to the comfort and safety of their homes."
Airport officials also held a series of meetings to discuss and implement the various safety procedures that have been set by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, to ensure health and safety at all airports in the region.
Sharjah Airport Authority continues to carry out daily precautionary cleansing procedures, which includes the implementation of continuous sterilisation works across all airport facilities, aircraft, freight planes and entrance and departure areas.
Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, recently welcomed Sheikh Abdulrahman Bin Mohammed Al Shamsi, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation office in Sharjah, on a tour of Sharjah Airport.
Air Arabia remains committed to bring stranded citizens back home as well as supporting requests to operate repatriation flights and is working closely with UAE authorities in this regard.
As a result of attracting new airlines and the expansion of operations by existing airlines, Sharjah Airport recorded a growth of 9.56% in passenger movement with more than 3.15 million passengers during the first quarter of 2019 as compared to 2.880 million passengers in the first quarter of 2018.
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