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Fujairah Airport announces opening of new runway

FUJAIRAH, December 3, 2022

Coinciding with the UAE’s 51st National Day, Fujairah Airport yesterday (December 2) celebrated the obtaining of an operating licence for a new runway from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), after fulfilling all international and local requirements and standards required for its operation.
 
The runway was inaugurated by Sheikh Hamad bin Saleh Al Sharqi, who is the first pilot to use it, reported Wam.
 
Ismail Al Baloushi, Director-General of Fujairah Airport, said the new runway underscores the airport’s strategic objective to improve and maintain its operations, in line with the highest global standards. 
 
Al Baloushi said the expansion project was ongoing and was running on realistic time frames. The new runway will help boost the airport's capacity to accommodate more aircraft.
 
The new runway has a length of 3,050 metres and a width of 45 metres, and is equipped according to the highest standards approved by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the GCAA in the UAE, he added.



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