BEIRUT — Public Works Minister Ali Hamie on Wednesday praised the “constant increase in the arrival of planes and passengers” at the Beirut International Airport in the month of June compared to last year.
Here’s what we know:
• In a tweet, Hamie said that “after long work, and the hopes we made on the activation of public ports, the results came promising and in line with the expectations.”
• Hamie also said that yesterday “84 [plane] trips arrived in Lebanon, on board 14,808 passengers and the next weeks are hopeful and promising.”
• On June 2, the Tourism Ministry decided to allow tourism establishments to “exceptionally and optionally” price their bills in US dollars between June 2 and Sept. 30, which can be paid either in lira or dollars in an effort to boost a supposed summer tourism season.
• The value of the lira has fluctuated significantly since the unprecedented economic crisis that Lebanon is suffering from started to shape in Oct. 2019. On Wednesday, the Lira fluctuated to around LL28,000 against the dollar on the parallel market.