Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) has revealed Thursday, December 22 to have been the busiest day for Velana International Airport (VIA) since opening its new runway.
According to MACL – the operator of VIA, on that day, a new record of runway movement was set, since the inauguration of the runway on October 6, 2022.
We are pleased to announce that on 22nd December 2022, @VelanaAirport has set a new record of runway movement since the inauguration on 6th October 2022.— Maldives Airports Company Ltd - MACL (@MACLmedia) December 27, 2022
There were total 228 runway movements which includes 104 International, 104 Domestic and 20 General Aviation. https://t.co/Gcov4CsdNX pic.twitter.com/vgJ7R7dL0J
The statistics released by the company show that there was a total of 228 runway movements that day.
This includes 104 international, 104 domestic and 20 general aviation movements.
Year-end is notably a busy time of the year, with many international airlines increasing the number of flights to VIA. The number of tourists visiting Maldives increases extensively in time for Christmas and New Year holidays.
Well-known celebrities, global figures and millionaires alike, fly to Maldives in private jets as well.
In addition to VIA, Kooddoo Airport and Maafaru Airport also see high private aircraft traffic around this time.