Monday, February 26, 2007

Sharp Increase in Passenger Traffic at Bajpe Airport

Mangalore: There is an increase in the number of passengers who travelled via Bajpe (Mangalore) airport of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in 2006 when compared to 2005.
According to sources in the AAI, the airport handled 4,39,743 passengers, including domestic and international, in 2006.
It had handled 2,76,709 domestic passengers in 2005. Citing reasons for the hike in the number of passengers, the sources said that the first international flight service from Mangalore to Dubai began in October last year.
In addition to this four new domestic flight services from the airport also began last year. The domestic services were started to Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
Kingfisher airlines introduced one service each to Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai while Air Deccan introduced its second flight between Mangalore and Bangalore last year.
26/02/07 The Hindu/
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