Hike seen in February Air Traffic

GCAAFor the month of February, the UAE air traffic hiked 12.7 percent on the same period last year.

For the month of February, average daily air traffic movements were 1707, which was an increase of 12.7% compared to February 2009 which saw a daily average of 1515 air traffic movements, says UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

With 21847 air traffic movements, representing almost 45.7% of total UAE air traffic movements; Dubai bagged the first rank.

Nineteen certificates for aircraft maintenance companies, 12 aircraft registration certificates, and 34 airworthiness certificates were issued and renewed by the GCAA during the same month. It also carried out six inspections and audits, while 10 new aircraft were registered.