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Maldives main airport records highest traffic movement in history

Fathmath Shaahunaz
09 January 2018, MVT 13:16
A Neos airliner from Italy lands at VIA on January 9, 2018. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/MIIHAARU
Fathmath Shaahunaz
09 January 2018, MVT 13:16

Last Sunday marked the highest amount of aircraft movements recorded in the history of Velana International Airport (VIA), revealed its operator Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) on Tuesday.

The company’s manager of corporate affairs, Hassan Areef, stated that VIA recorded 644 aircraft movements on Sunday, which is 77 more than the previous year’s record of 567 movements on January 2.

Statistics showed that VIA recorded 108 international flight movements on Sunday, while domestic flight movements stood at 94 and seaplane movements at 442.

“This is a great spike compared to last year,” remarked Hassan Areef.

VIA had also received a higher number of private jets than projected for the New Year celebrations at the beginning of this month. According to MACL, more than 140 jets landed at VIA over the past week.