Velana International Airport Sets New Air Traffic Movement Record

PUBLISHED February 21, 2022 | updated February 21, 2022 03:52

Velana International Airport (VIA) has set a new Air Traffic Movement (ATM) record on Saturday (February 19, 2022). 

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) revealed yesterday that a total of 839 ATMs were recorded which included 210 runway movements and 629 seaplane movements. 

The previous record was on January 2, 2022, with total 826 movements. The new record has been made only after just a little more than a month has passed.  

As of now, a total of 35 international airlines operate to the Maldives. To accommodate scheduled flights and charter airlines, VIA has expanded with the construction of a new runway terminal. Currently, the new runway is used as taxiway. However, it’s runway operations is set to officially begin in the third quarter of 2022. 


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