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26 February 2024

UAE records 4.9% increase in air traffic movements

By Wam

Total air traffic movements in UAE airspace reached 72,510 last month, according to the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre's latest report.

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, announced that air traffic movements in the UAE witnessed an increase of 4.8 per cent in February 2016 compared with the same period last year.

February report indicates that Dubai ranked first with 32,893 air traffic movement. Over flights stood second at 12,777 air traffic movements.

Abu Dhabi ranked third with 12,304 air traffic movements.

According to the report, air traffic movements in Sharjah International Airport came next with 6,180 movements.

Local flights between UAE airports totalled 5,948 movements. Fujairah International Airport witnessed 60 movements, Ras al-Khaimah International Airport had 484 air traffic movements and Al Ain Airport had 178 air traffic movements. Al Maktoum International Airport witnessed 2,149 movements.