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VIA observes 21,000 air traffic movements in first 4 months

Fathmath Shaahunaz
26 June 2019, MVT 08:39
A Blue Panorama airplane lands in VIA. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / MIHAARU
Fathmath Shaahunaz
26 June 2019, MVT 08:39

Velana International Airport (VIA) served 1.8 million travellers and observed 21,000 air traffic movements within the first four months of 2019, government statistics revealed.

According to the Ministry of Finance's economic indicator for the first four months of the year, the highest air traffic movements were recorded in March with 5,556 flight movements.

The statistics show that VIA observed 9,702 international flight movements while domestic movements numbered at 11,306 during that period.

International travellers amounted to 1.4 million during the first four months, while there were 400,000 domestic travellers.