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UAE looking to address increasingly crowded airspace


With the dramatic rise of Middle East aviation, where growth rates have been consistently double the international average over the past few years, airspace is now coming at a premium. The locus of this aviation development has been in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, and specifically the UAE.

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  • "Running out of space"
  • Changing profile of aircraft gauge
  • Capacity questions prompt calls for pan-GCC organisation

Graphs and data:

  • Middle East & Industry average passenger growth rates (RPKs): Jan-05 to Sep-08
  • Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah Airport passenger traffic: 1999-2007
  • UAE fleet growth: 2000 to 2015 (As of 09-Dec-08)
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