Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Passenger traffic at Tiruchi airport goes up

Tiruchi: Passenger movement at the international airport here has remained brisk since the beginning of the current fiscal year. The steady upward movement of passenger traffic at the non-metro Tiruchi airport can be gauged from the figures put out by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

The overall passenger movement- international and domestic both put together has already surpassed the five lakh mark in the first four months of the current financial year.

With more overseas flights in operation than domestic ones, international passengers account for the bulk of traffic at Tiruchi.

According to AAI statistics, international passenger movements from April to July was a little over 4.74 lakh at Tiruchi airport which has direct connectivity to Colombo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Sharjah right now.

The international passenger figures clocked during the first four months of the present fiscal was higher than the one recorded during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal when it was 3.99 lakh.

Tiruchi is far ahead of other non-metro AAI international airports including Coimbatore, Goa, Jaipur, Mangalore, and Amritsar with respect to movement of overseas travellers, the statistics further point out.
25/09/17 R Rajaram/The Hindu

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