UAE air traffic jumps 12.8% in September

19 Oct 2010

(MENAFN) The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said that air traffic movements in UAE grew at first-time rate of 12.8 percent in September 2010 compared to the same month last year, Gulf News reported.

The GCAA monthly report pointed out total air traffic movements in September 2010 reached 52,693, with an average of 1,756 air traffic movements per day.

GCAA’s report for September 2010 showed that Dubai ranked first with 24, 068 air traffic movements and over flights came in second at 11,674 air traffic movements, while Abu Dhabi ranked third with 7,753 air traffic movements.

According to the report, air traffic movements in Sharjah International Airport ranked fourth with 5,350 movements, local flights between UAE airports came fifth position with 3,194 movements. Fujairah International Airport witnessed 339 movements, while Al Ain Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport had 224 and 84 air traffic movements, and recently opened Al Maktoum International Airport witnessed seven shipping movements.

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