UAE air traffic movements rise 12.8% in September

19 October 2010

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority has said that air traffic movements in the country grew at an unprecedented rate of 12.8% in September 2010 compared to the same month last year. Total air traffic movements during the month reached 52,693, with an average of 1,756 air traffic movements per day. Among airports in the UAE, Dubai ranked first with 24,068 air traffic movements, followed by Abu Dhabi with 7,753 air traffic movements, and Sharjah with 5,350 movements. The recently opened Al Maktoum International Airport witnessed 7 shipping movements, GCAA said.

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