Abu Dhabi: Passenger numbers at UAE airports elevated by 56.3 per cent within the first quarter of 2023, Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director-Basic of the Basic Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), stated on Tuesday.
The nation’s airports welcomed as many as 31,862,635 passengers within the first three months, a rise of greater than 11.48 million passengers from the identical interval in 2022, when about 20,381,324 passengers have been recorded.
The GCAA Director-Basic emphasised that the UAE civil aviation sector has managed to revive pre-pandemic passenger visitors ranges. He defined that the numbers recorded within the first quarter verify world confidence within the nation’s civil aviation sector and its capacity to get better and obtain development.
He additionally expressed his expectations for the continued development of air visitors within the UAE’s airports this yr.
Moreover, Al Suwaidi said that the nationwide airways’ variety of locations reached about 536, together with joint locations.
He additional added that the scale of investments within the UAE’s civil aviation sector was greater than roughly Dh1 trillion, whereas the scale of investments within the growth and enlargement of airports reached Dh85 billion to accommodate over 300 million passengers yearly.
He famous that the aviation sector within the nation contributes about 14 per cent of the gross home product, whereas in main international locations, the aviation sector’s contribution doesn’t exceed 2-3 per cent.