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VIA Sets New Runway Movement Record


Velana International Airport (VIA) finally began the operation of the new runway on 6th October 2022.


Photo: MACL

With the arrival of Emirates Boeing 777-300ER on flight EK656 in the morning hours of 6th October, the new runway was officially inaugurated by Vice  President Mr Faisal Naseem.


The new runway which is 3,400 metres long and 60 metres allows for a double increase in an hourly operational capacity at VIA.


With the increase in operational capacity, on 22nd December 2022 VIA set a new record for runway movement with 228 total runway movements, including 104 International, 104 domestic, and 20 general aviation.



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