Thursday, November 09, 2017

Bengaluru airport projects 19% growth in winter air traffic movements

Bengaluru: The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has commenced the winter schedule 2017-18 for its Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru (BLR Airport).

During winter 2017-18, the daily Air Traffic Movement (ATM) is expected to be at 614 at the start of the schedule, and will progress to reach 660 ATM per day - a projected growth of 19% in overall ATMs, BIAL said in a press release.

New airlines that will begin operations from the airport are Malindo Air that will connect travellers to Kuala Lumpur twice each week and DHL Aviation (cargo) that will operate to Bahrain once a week. The new routes include daily connectivity by Jet AirwaysBSE 6.40 % to Amsterdam, operations to Silchar via Kolkata and a flight to Udaipur via Delhi, starting October 29. Indigo will start two daily flights to Tirupati starting December 20. The top domestic carriers for this schedule will be Indigo and Jet Airways, while Emirates and Etihad Airways will be the top international carriers, the release added.

The planned average international movement per day during the winter season is expected to grow by 7%, compared to the previous season. Domestic and international share of ATMs is projected to be 89% and 11%, respectively, for Winter 2017.
09/11/17 Economic Times