Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Passenger traffic increases at Chennai airport

Chennai: After a sluggish phase, the city airport is witnessing robust passenger traffic growth as statistics show that there has been a 15% increase in the number of passengers from April to September this year when compared to the corresponding period last year. The growth rate was sluggish last year.
However, the growth rate for the same time period has doubled in Bengaluru.
The figures showed that Chennai airport handled 83,26,307 domestic passengers and 30,04,920 international passengers from April to September this year.
A senior official of AAI said the growth rate of domestic passengers was faster than that of international passengers. The airport handled 17.5% more domestic passengers when compared to last year, while number of international passengers grew by only 9.6%.
The increase in domestic passengers could be attributed to an increase in the number of flights to small towns and also flights being operated late at night to metros and small cities to tap the increase in demand. The airport sees around 30 night flights to domestic destinations even when the numbers were not this high last year.
28/11/18 Times of India

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