Sharjah International Airport is located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It is spread over an area of 4,950 acres (2,000 ha). Sharjah Airport is the second largest Middle East Airfreight Hub in terms of cargo tonnage, according to official 2009 statistics from Airports Council International. Ground services company, Sharjah Aviation Services, handled 421,398 tonnes in 2009 - a 16.1% increase year on year. It has one passenger terminal with an area of 105,300 m2.
Sharjah International Airport is home base of the low-cost carrier Air Arabia. The headquarters of Air Arabia is in the Sharjah Freight Center, on the property of the airport in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The center is an old cargo terminal. The airport is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) away from central Dubai; a drive that ought to take 15 minutes can take up to two hours in rush hour traffic.