Velana International Airport on 2nd January 2022 Sunday, broke a new record for air traffic movement in a single day recording a total of 826 movements.
We are pleased to announce that on January 2, 2022, @VelanaAirport set a new air traffic movement record.
There were 233 runway movements and 593 seaplane movements.
A total of 826 movements were made, setting a new record.
The previous record was 811, on January 5, 2020. pic.twitter.com/89JY13dFVk
— Maldives Airports Company Ltd – MACL (@MACLmedia) January 3, 2022
Maldives Airports Company (MACL) had tweeted that there were 233 runway movements and 593 seaplane movements adding up to 826, setting a new record. The previous record was 811 movements recorded on 5th January 2020 before air traffic slowed down and came to a complete Halt in 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arrivals have been at an all time high during this peak season and New Year resulting in air traffic congestion at the airport as well.