Sharjah Airport: Connecting Communities Since 1932

Sharjah made aviation history in 1932, when the first flight to the emirate landed at the Al Mahatta runway. Since then Sharjah Airport has been proving itself a modern airport providing world class services through a series of groundbreaking initiatives. Sharjah Airport’s strategic location, midway between the Fareast and Europe, its “Open Sky Policy” which permits all Airlines Traffic rights without any hindrance, the close proximity to nearby emirates and the Northern Emirates, are the key USPs. Sharjah

Airport boasts the most competitive rates in terms of landing and handling,has an un-congested ramp, supported with modern equipment and infrastructure to handle aircraft of all types, complemented by professional,efficient and courteous staff

The Airport has one of the longest runways (4060 meters) in the region (with Cat II capabilities),this enables all aircraft,up to the A380, to land and take off with full load capacity during all weather conditions.  

The airport also offers the most competitive landing and handling rates in the region making it popular with both large and small operators. Furthermore,Sharjah Airport has also emerged as an important air cargo hub for many of the world’s major carriers. Strategically located, Sharjah Airport has a unique location which is just 10 km away from Sharjah city centre and about 20 minutes drive from nearby Emirates and also within easy reach of the Northern Emirates. Sharjah Airport provides access to the main ports of the Gulf with direct road links to both the seaports of Sharjah

 The airport also plays a significant role in the Sharjah economy; and it has been instrumental in developing the emirate as a centre of trade and commerce. The airport has established a reputation for providing quality services and a competitive value proposition that has continued to attract a growing number of passengers, as well as airline and cargo shipment clients, each year. 

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the SupremeCouncil and Ruler of Sharjah, Sharjah Airport launched an expansion plan in 2017 due for completion in 2025,increasing passenger capacity to 20 million.

 Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) is committed to manage Sharjah Airport in a highly professional manner that seeks to achieve a high level of safety and customer satisfaction in the delivery of all its service products through the application of continuous improvement programmes and the implementation of a formal Integrated Management System (IMS)

Environment Initiatives

As a pioneer in the field of aviation environment Sharjah Airport maintains stringent environmental standards to ensure that its carbon footprint is maintained at a minimum. This includes
minimizing carbon emission, using energy and other resources efficiently, implementing “recycle and reuse”
policies, and continually improving its operational performance standards

Sharjah Airport already has a wellestablished, certified ISO14001-2015 Environmental Management System.

The importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions along with a sustainable operational model is of paramount importance; and the airport consistently seeks initiatives to broaden its environmentally-friendly operations. This includes the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme , an internationally recognized accolade by Airport Council International awarded to its member airports for their carbon management initiatives at different level comprising carbon emission mapping,reduction, optimization and neutrality.Sharjah Airport is the first airport in UAE and second airport in GCC to be accredited with Airport Carbon Accreditation level-3 Optimization.