Air traffic increase over the UAE
The General Civil Aviation Authority's Air Traffic Monthly Report for August revealed that numbers were up 6.9% over the same time last year. Total air traffic movements were 59,940, with an average of 1,934 air traffic movements per day. The number of over-flights were 12,903 and local flights between UAE airports showed 4,392 movements.
The report also added that Dubai International was the busiest airport with 27,199 traffic movements. Abu Dhabi was next with 8,919 air traffic movements, followed by Sharjah with 5,320 movements and Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport with 655 movements. Ras Al Khaimah International Airport had 291 air traffic movements, Al Ain Airport had 139, and Fujairah International Airport had 122 movements.
The GCAA reportedly also issued three Air Operator Certificates as part of Aviation Safety activities in August, completed 23 licensing transactions for aircraft maintenance companies, conducted eight inspections and audits, and issued 19 simulator certificates.