Velana International Airport set a new record for aviation traffic movement in a single day on Sunday.
According to the Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), a total of 826 movements were registered in Velana airport on January 2.
The airport operator stated that this figure comprises 233 runway movements and 593 seaplane movements.
The previous record was set on January 5, 2020, with 811 air traffic movements in a single day. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, air traffic movement quickly decreased and eventually came to a standstill in 2020.
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