GCAA opens new airway linking UAE, Bahrain
Abu Dhabi, May 17, 2011
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), which oversees aviation-related activities in the UAE, has opened a new airway connecting UAE with Bahrain.
The opening of M600 is aimed at reducing traffic congestion and ease air traffic handling between the two countries, a statement said.
“The airway’s initial phase would be to facilitate traffic landing within the Bahrain FIR which serves five airports. This airway would reduce traffic congestion, controller and pilot workload and enhance airspace capacity which will improve Air Traffic Safety between both states,” said Saif Mohamed Al Suwaidi, director general of the GCAA.
“The rapid growth and development of civil aviation industry and air traffic movements between UAE and Bahrain was the main reason for the opening of M600,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service