Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Bengaluru airport sees highest growth in India this year

Bengaluru: The Kempegowda International Airport has recorded the largest growth in passenger and cargo traffic in the January-September period compared to Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi. In passenger traffic, Bengaluru recorded a 22.4% growth followed by Delhi at 21.5%, Hyderabad at 21%, and Mumbai at 11.7%.
In international passenger traffic too, the city has recorded the highest growth at 11.7%. For Bengaluru, this translated to 1.8 million passengers. Delhi comes second at 10.2%. In terms of cargo traffic, the Kempegowda airport is the only metro airport to have recorded a double digit growth at 10.8%. Hyderabad had the lowest growth rate at 3.8%.

The city airport handled 11 million passengers, both domestic and international, during this period and has been witnessing a blistering growth. Hyderabad had seven million passengers.

In terms of absolute numbers, the Delhi airport, however, handled the largest at 2.7 million passengers followed by Mumbai at 2.2 million passengers.
09/11/16 Economic Times
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