Friday, May 11, 2018

Coimbatore airport registers 14.19 % passenger growth

Coimbatore : In the midst of various constraints, the Coimbatore International Airport has registered 14.19 % growth in passenger traffic in the fiscal that ended on March 31, 2018 compared to the previous year.

With flights operating to three international destinations, the airport recorded 45.30 % growth in international passenger traffic, while the growth in domestic sector was 11.80 %.

In terms of annual aircraft movement too, the international sector witnessed a higher growth rate of 51.19 %, against a mere 2.40 % registered in the domestic sector. Aircraft movement in the international sector increased to 1,530 between April 2017 and March 2018, compared to 1,012 in the previous financial year.

Airport director R. Mahalingam said that some of the airlines had increased the number of services per week and that resulted in the growth in passenger traffic.
10/05/18 Wilson Thomas/The Hindu