UAE air traffic movements up 12.8% in September

18/10/2010 - Dubai Investment News
UAE air traffic movements up 12.8% in September

Posted by Neil King

Air traffic movements in the UAE were up 12.8 per cent in September compared to the same month last year, new figures show.

According to data from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), air traffic movements totalled 52,693 last month, or an average of 1,756 per day.

The data also revealed that Dubai recorded the most air traffic movements in the UAE during September with 24,068.

Over flights came next with 11,674 air traffic movements while Abu Dhabi ranked third with 7,753.

In addition, it was reported that the UAE, represented by the GCAA, participated in the meetings of the 37th session of ICAO's General Assembly in Montreal, Canada, last month.

"The growth of air traffic movement reached its highest, compared to same month last year. This is a clear indication of the continued growth of the civil aviation sector in the UAE and the increasing demand from services offered," commented Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, director-general at GCAA.