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UAE tops global rankings in air transport quality

United Arab Emirates

Vehicles & Transport Equipment


The UAE has emerged as a global leader in multiple competitiveness indicators within the air transport sector. The latest World Economic Forum Travel & Tourism Development Index (TTDI) 2024 reveals that the UAE ranked first on the quality of air transport infrastructure indicator and the quality of air transport category on the International Institute for Management Development’s ‘Global Competitiveness Report 2023′. On the TTDI, the UAE also ranked 3rd globally in both the efficiency of air transport services and available airline seat kilometers’ indicators.


Pillar to national economy
“As a fundamental pillar of our national economy, the civil aviation sector’s success affirms the quality and effectiveness of our government plans, which focus on continuous investment and reinforcing our leadership across various key development areas,” stated Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, minister of economy and chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Al Marri also noted that this achievement supports the country’s efforts to push boundaries and embrace emerging technologies to further develop air transport infrastructure and services, setting new benchmarks for the global industry.


Moreover, it aligns with the UAE’s national goals to build a future where the country continues to lead, innovate and connect the world through a comprehensive, integrated and sustainable aviation system.For his part, Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, director-general of GCAA, reaffirmed the authority’s commitment to continuously improving and developing the aviation sector in the country and keeping pace with technological advancements and strategic developmental goals. Hence, this achievement reflects the ongoing efforts GCAA has made in collaboration with its strategic partners in the relevant federal and local government entities, as well as the national carriers and all companies and institutions operating in the sector.