Aircraft movements on the rise in UAE

Dubai accounted for nearly 50% of total plane movements in April.
UAE air traffic controllers do their work.
UAE air traffic controllers do their work.


Air traffic movements in the UAE grew 6.7% year on year in April.

According to the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the total number of movements was 55,842.

Dubai International registered nearly half of the total, with 25,364 movements; overflights accounted for 12,313 air traffic movements; and Abu Dhabi International handled 8019 movements.

The GCAA also issued two Air Operator Certificates (AOCs) and renewed seven AOCs.

Two foreign aircraft and two air operators were suspended, and 60 aviation incidents were reported.

GCAA also processed 645 different types of crew licenses and 551 different maintenance engineer licenses.

Preliminary air transport agreements were signed with Croatia and Vietnam.

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