Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Chennai airport ranks third in foreign tourist arrivals in February

Chennai: Chennai airport registered arrival of 6.72 % foreign travellers in February ranking third among airports in the country in receiving international tourists. Airports in New Delhi and Mumbai secured the first and the second places with 31.86 % and 16.10 % respectively in foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs).
According to an official statement, the number of FTAs in February, 2017 was 9.56 lakh.
"The growth rate in FTAs in February, 2017 over February, 2016 is 13.0% compared to 11.3% in February, 2016 over February, 2015," the statement said.
FTAs during the period January- February 2017 were 19.40 lakh with a growth of 14.7%, as compared to the FTAs of 16.91 lakh with a growth of 9% in January- February 2016 over January- February 2015. Tourists from Bangladesh topped the list of 15 source countries with 17.46 %, followed by the UK, the US, Russia and Canada.
21/03/17 Yogesh Kabirdoss/Times of India