UAE air traffic movements rise 6.7pc in April
Dubai, May 15, 2011
Air traffic movements in the UAE grew 6.7 per cent in April, compared to the same month last year, according to the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
The GCAA monthly report indicated that total air traffic movements in April 2011 were 55,842 with an average of 1,861 air traffic movements per day.
The report showed that Dubai ranked first with 25,364 air traffic movements. Over flights stood next at 12,313 air traffic movements. Abu Dhabi ranked third with 8,019 air traffic movements. According to the report, air traffic movements in Sharjah International Airport ranked fourth with 5,118 movements.
Local flights between UAE airports were in the fifth position with 4,279 movements. Fujairah International Airport witnessed 276 movements, while Ras Al Khaimah International Airport had 230 movements and Al Ain Airport had 146 movements. Al Maktoum International Airport witnessed 97 shipping movements.
The report revealed that GCAA issued two Air Operator Certificates (AOC), and renewed 7 AOC, completed 5 licensing transactions for aircraft maintenance companies, 5 aircraft registration certificate transactions and 54 airworthiness certificate transactions.-TradeArabia News Service