Saturday, July 28, 2018

Unexpected growth in domestic air passengers from Kerala

Malappuram: The rise in the domestic flight services for the past five years point to the unexpected increase in the number of Malayalis choosing to fly.
Not just to the foreign countries but also to states outside of Kerala, more people have started opting flights as their mode of transport.
In 2013, around 3,02,869 people had chosen flight to travel within the country via three airports in the state. In 2014, this decreased by 1298. But the following four years saw an
unexpected hike in the number of passengers.
The number of domestic passengers from Kerala is 33.54 lakh until the month of May. When compared to the same time period last year, the increase is by 29.8 per cent.
28/07/18 Vimal Kottakkal/Mathrubhumi