| 27 May 2024, Monday |

“We’re developing a number of scenarios to boost remuneration for air traffic controllers,” says Fadi Al Hassan

The head of Beirut International Airport, Fadi Al Hassan, admitted that the scarcity of air traffic controllers has been in place for more than five years, but that it is the new living condition that has prompted increased engagement.

“We are working on a lot of scenarios to improve incentives for technicians and air navigation professionals,” Al-Hassan said in a radio interview.

MP Bilal Abdullah, a member of the Democratic Gathering, had earlier tweeted about the potential of the Rafic Hariri International Airport’s operations being halted at night due to a shortage of air traffic controllers in the previous hours.

Al-Hassan, for his part, earlier disputed “the spreading news concerning the airport’s shutdown,” emphasizing that “there must be a solution to the living dilemma of air traffic controllers, as their situation is almost the most difficult among state employees.”

“In addition to providing the necessary finances for training air traffic controllers, issuing the decree appointing air traffic controllers is an urgent need,” he said.

  • Sawt Beirut International