Sunday, February 11, 2018

Domestic and international flyers from Jaipur airport increase

Jaipur: The number of domestic and international flyers from Jaipur International Airport (JIA) has increased significantly with a growth of 72.34 per cent in the last three fiscal years, as per the airport data.

According to the JIA Director, J S Balhara, better international flight connectivity, tourist inflow and blue collar job flyers from Rajasthan can be attributed to this rise.

The connectivity of Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, Malaysia, Sydney and European countries to the Pink city have led to the increase in the number of flyers, Balhara told PTI.

According to the data, the number of domestic and international flyers was 22.08 lakh in 2014-15 and shot up to 38.05 lakh in the year 2016-17.

Further, the number of international flyers from the airport increased from 3.33 lakh in 2014-15 to 4.54 lakh in 2016-17 with a significant rise of over 79 per cent in the number of domestic flyers from the airport.

Nearly 18.71 lakh took flight from the airport in 2014- 15, which increased to 33.51 lakh in 2016-17.
11/02/18 PTI/