Saturday, October 13, 2018

With over 8m flyers, Bengaluru airport records 28% growth in Q2

Bengaluru: The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has registered a 28.1% increase in passenger traffic in the second quarter of 2018-19.

“During the three-month period ending September 30, 2018, 8.13 million passengers travelled through KIA as against 6.35 million during the corresponding period in 2017-18,” said a press release from Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) on Friday.

The airport was used by 7.07 million domestic passengers, up by 30.5% in comparison to the same period last year. In addition, 1.06 million passengers travelled to international destinations, recording an increase of 13.8% over the corresponding quarter last fiscal.

Air Traffic Movement (ATM) went up by 23.4%, with a total of 59,184 landings and take-offs as against 47,971 during the same period last year. Surpassing its own record for the highest-ever ATMs in a single day (685 on May 4, 2018), the KIA managed 692 aircraft on August 31, 2018. The average daily flight movement was 643 per day.
12/10/18 Christin Mathew Philip/Times of India
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