COVID-19: UAE Aviation Sector Plays Leading Role


Dubai: The UAE’s aviation sector carried 2.7 million tonnes of cargo and 387 million passengers around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday .

According to Ismail Mohammed Al Balooshi, official spokesperson for the UAE aviation sector, more than 2.7 million tests have been carried out since the restart of flights, of which only 0.7% have yielded positive results.

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The country has worked diligently with international organizations to create a balanced working system and define safe travel procedures, Al Balooshi said. The UAE has created mechanisms and protocols for safe, progressive operation, focusing on basics such as drugs, medical supplies, and food.

The balanced path followed by the UAE has enabled the safe return of the aviation sector, which is one of the main pillars of the country’s economy, Al Balooshi said.

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