The airport is strategically located just 10 km away from Sharjah city centre and a 20 minute-drive from neighbouring emirates. Since the first flight landed in 1932, the airport has emerged as a world class modern international airport and an important air cargo hub for many of the world’s major carriers.
As well as having an open sky policy, the airport offers the most competitive landing and handling rates in the region. It also has the newest and longest Code F compliant, runway 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.