Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre takes exceptional measures to manage additional Khaliji 21 flights
- Bahrain: Thursday, January 17 - 2013 at 15:02
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The UAE is anticipating an increase in air traffic on Friday evening and early Saturday as football fans will be travelling to cheer on their national team in the final match of Khaliji 21, held in Bahrain. Several additional unscheduled flights between the UAE and Bahrain airports have been recently announced in order to fly thousands of fans.
The Centre is intensifying communications and coordination with airline operators, airports and Bahrain's air control centre.
An adequate number of air controllers are ready to manage all segments of air traffic when necessary.
Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA, commented, "Everyone is working hard to make sure our national team wins the Khaleeji Cup. We are also doing our best to ensure the highest levels of air safety and security for Emirati football fans during their air travel to and from Bahrain."
Ahmed Al Jallaf, Executive Director of Air Navigation Services, added, "As providers of world-class air navigation services, we have to put in place all necessary measures and precautions, and to be prepared for any unexpected circumstances. We are constantly coordinating with various concerned authorities to avoid any delays or disruption of the fans flights, just as we do on a daily basis."
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