Air traffic in the UAE increased by 10.3 per cent last month, compared with figures from the previous year.
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has reported that total air traffic movements in January 2011 were 57,227 with a daily average of 1,846.
Dubai was ranked as the busiest region with 26,134 movements and Abu Dhabi ranked third with 8,390 behind general flights over the region.
Local flights between UAE airports were in the fifth position with 4,003 movements.
Commenting on the January report, H.E. Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, director general, GCAA, stated that: "GCAA started 2011 by stressing its ability to maintain its growth in terms of air navigations, safety, security, licensing and aeromedicine and other operations and transactions in line with the continued growth and development of this industry in the UAE."
India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation reported recently that an average of 5,000 passengers flew from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad to Dubai last summer.
The route between Mumbai and Dubai proved to be the busiest route.