Dubai Airport Leads Surge In Air Traffic Movement
March 15- Dubai International Airport continues to lead the increase in air traffic movements in the UAE, according to the latest monthly report by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Total aircraft movements recorded in all of the airports in the UAE reached 47,800 last month, 12.7 percent higher than the 42,400 movements recorded for the same month in 2009.
Dubai Airport had the highest number of aircraft movements in February at 21,847, 45.7 percent of the total traffic movement in the UAE. Overflights – aircraft that pass through the UAE airspace without landing- were also highest in Dubai at 10,263, or 21.5 percent of the total. Abu Dhabi recorded 7,128 flights, or 15 percent of total aircraft movements, in the UAE. Sharjah International recorded the fourth largest number of aircraft movements at 4,955.
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