Maldives’ main airport sets new air traffic movement record
Velana International Airport (VIA) achieved a new milestone in air traffic movement, with a record-breaking 925 movements recorded on Saturday, as reported by the Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL). This surpasses the previous highest daily air traffic movement of 861, marking a seven percent increase.
On this noteworthy day, VIA saw a total of 104 international flights, 116 domestic flights, 672 seaplane flights, and 33 jet movements.
MACL highlighted that not only did VIA break the air traffic movement record, but it also marked the day with the highest number of seaplane movements in the airport’s history. The previous record, set on January 2, saw 659 seaplane movements.
Ibrahim Thoha, Deputy Managing Director at MACL, attributed this achievement to the collaborative efforts of all agencies involved in the airport’s operations.
December and January consistently witness peak periods at the airport each year. In anticipation of these busy months, MACL has implemented measures to streamline the delivery of airport services during this timeframe.