VIA sets new record with 856 air traffic movements

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Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has stated Velana International Airport (VIA) set a new air traffic movement record on Saturday, January 7.

MACL said on January 7, 2023,  there were 856 air traffic movements, including 605 seaplane and 251 wheelbase movements in VIA.

Previously, the MACL recorded the highest air traffic movements in VIA on January 2, 2022.

On Saturday, MACL recorded 102 international flight movements, 114 domestic flight movements, 35 general aviation movements, and 605 seaplane movements, with a total of 856 air traffic movements.

According to MACL, air traffic movements increased owing to the surge in seaplane movement which in turn rose due to the increase in tourism facilities.

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