Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Bhopal airport saw highest growth in 2019

Bhopal: Raja Bhoj airport of the state capital has achieved two fold growth in last five years and 84 per cent growth in last three years. Over 64 per cent growth in footfall was witnessed in last one year, states a survey conducted by DGCA. Director airport Anil Vikram tweeted about it on Tuesday.
Aa per the official records, airport has witnessed highest ever growth in past one year after the arrival of airlines like IndiGo and SpiceJet. Though SpiceJet discontinued its operations in last September, it had played a crucial role in increasing the footfall. At present, IndiGo and Air India are operating their services at the Bhopal airport.
Even the passengers acknowledged the growth at the airport. A passenger Raj Sarkar tweeted, "I use this airport and must say it is a global standard facility with a terrific management team. The growth in the last 18 months from 4 to 50 flights is a proof of the demand. Not many other Indian airports can match #RajaBhojAirport_Bhopal @FlyBhopal."

In April 2015, a footfall of 47,888 was recorded, which reached 66,834 in March 2020. Notably, this was even after flight operations were discontinued in lockdown from March 24, 2020 due to the Covid- 19 pandemic. The highest ever footfall was 1.20 lakh, witnessed in September 2019.

17/06/20 Ramendra Singh/Times of India
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