It was the year 1971, the United Arab Emirates was established with the support of the late Sheikh Zayed. Abu Dhabi and Dubai were the first two emirates who have left their influential marks for the growth of the UAE’s aviation industry. Currently, Abu Dhabi is the main aviation sector of the UAE that continues to build-up new strategies and airport solutions that helps to boost the dignity and reputation of the UAE’s national carriers.
At the beginning of the stage, it was the UAE government that took the necessary steps for the improvement of the aviation sector for the overall sustainable development of the UAE. Due to this, international airports have been built up and international aviation companies have been established. Even the government has invested billions in making the infrastructure of the UAE aviation industry. Within a short period of time, the UAE has earned a huge reputation and for that, it has been considered one of the best aviation sectors in the world. Dubai international airport and Abu Dhabi international airport have been widely used by international travelers and considered to be one of the fastest-growing aviation sectors in the world.
Due to the advanced transport facility, fastest network, and high-quality hotels, people from all over the world visit UAE for their business purposes or for traveling. It was October 5, 1932, the plane landed at Emirates airport for the first time. Since then we have noticed a remarkable growth in the aviation sector.
AI Mahatta Airport, one of the UAE’S aviation sectors has earned prosperity due to its service and it plays a major role in the financial growth of the country.
- As per the report of the GCAA, last year the number of flights touched almost 882,600.
- The Number of Travelers that used the Dubai International Airport reached 91.3 million.
- Abu Dhabi International Airport was used by 24 million travelers.
- Sharjah Airport used by 9.76 million
- AI Maktoum Airport 899,000
- Ras AL Khaimah Airport 427,600.
- AI Ain Airport 74,800
- AI Bateen Airport 11,000
- Fujairah Airport 3,400
- Al Dhafra Airport 371
Currently, the main challenge of the UAE aviation industry is to build the best infrastructure in the world. Even congested airspace poses is another long-term challenge they are dealing with. Only a great infrastructure can relieve this burden. If this problem is ignored, then the country has to pay billions for it.
A special program, the Middle East Air Traffic Management Program has been introduced to the three major international airports in the world, especially for those busiest ones and UAE is one of them. This program will be implemented by aviation authorities and regulators from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain and allows them to operate the airways flowing smoothly.
If we look at the post-oil economic landscape, we find that the UAE’s overall economic well-being has been transferred to the health of the aviation industry. Even if we verify the country’s aviation report, it will show us a positive report. Both the Emirates and Etihad have chosen different paths for the growth of the Airways. While Emirates wants to make Dubai the busiest airport in the world by operating several routes with its own equipment, Etihad focuses on making International network. It has started creating alliances and partnerships for the improvement of the Airways which appears to be more flexible and cheaper to operate.
Thus, by implementing several strategies, UAE secures the growth and development of the aviation sector. They invest in the infrastructure and network and make the communication better and run the air traffic in a smooth way for long-term growth.