Monday, July 08, 2019

KIA bucks the trend, records 13.2% rise in international passenger traffic

Bengaluru: The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has recorded a 13.2% year-on-year rise in the international passenger traffic during April-May, according to the latest statistics available with the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
In April-May this year, the airport handled over 8.4 lakh international passengers as against the nearly 7.4 lakh passengers in April-May last year. However, other major cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai have recorded 13.3%, 5.1 % and 1.5 % year-on-year dip during this period respectively.
KIA’s domestic passenger traffic too grew by 3.6% during April-May while the domestic figures in Mumbai and Delhi airports dropped by more than 15% and Chennai airport witnessed a 6.1% decline.
Across all airports in the country, a 2.3% decline in international passenger traffic and a 0.3% drop in domestic passenger traffic were recorded in May.
08/07/19 Times of India
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