New figures show a rise in air traffic in the United Arab Emirates during the month of November

New figures show a rise in air traffic in the United Arab Emirates during the month of NovemberAccording to the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), traffic increased by 6.9 per cent last month compared to November 2009.

In total, there were 56,654 traffic movements in November – an average of 1,888 per day and the highest level in two years.

Flights to Dubai accounted for a significant amount of air traffic, with the state reporting 25,363 movements.

The UAE is keen to encourage more air traffic and is increasing technology to help improve handling of flights.

“The Shaikh Khalifa Government Excellence Programme Award received by the Shaikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre highlights the use of modern technologies and applications in the aviation sector worldwide and we will enhance such use in the future,” explained GCAA director-general Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi.

Created in 1996, the GCAA was established to regulate civil aviation in the UAE.

Written by Ruth Norris.

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