Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Indore airport sees jump in passengers footfall

Indore: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport has seen an increase of over 4 lakh flyers in the last three years. Traffic of domestic passengers grew by at least 24 percent to 17.8 lakh in 2016-17 as compared to 13.5 lakh in 2014-15 due to low fares on selected routes and increased numbers of aircraft.
Airport director Aryama Sanyal said this was the first time the airport crossed this figure since its inception. She said the footfall of domestic passengers crossed the 18 lakh figure. In 2015-16, passengers numbered 16.9 lakh. Theere has been a stead rise since 2013-14 as government support and airlines showing interest in operating flights from Indore grew.
The number of flights from the airport also increased between 2014 and 2017 because most airlines replaced ATR aircraft with bigger ones, thereby carrying more passengers.
Sanyal said, "With Indore turning into an IT hub, the city still needs more flights to cities like Bangalore and Chennai."
22/08/17 Ashok Kumar/Times of India