New figures show that air traffic movements increased by 10.3 per cent in January compared to the same month in 2010.

New figures show that air traffic movements increased by 10.3 per cent in January compared to the same month in 2010.

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) reported that the total number of flights in the region averaged 1,846 per day.

Dubai was the UAE’s busiest destinations, with flights to Dubai and from the city totalling 26,134. Abu Dhabi reported 8,390 air traffic movements while Sharjah International Airport ranked recoded 5,315 movements.

Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, director general of the GCAA, said: “GCAA started 2011 by stressing its ability to maintain its growth in terms of air navigations, safety, security, licensing and aeromedicine and other operations.”

During the month, the GCAA carried out17 licensing transactions for aircraft maintenance companies, 14 aircraft registration certificate transactions and 63 airworthiness certificate transactions.

Written by Alex Cochrane.

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