Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Post coronavirus pandemic, flight operations limping back to normal; know what AAI and latest figures reveal

One of the worst-hit sectors during the Coronavirus pandemic, Indian aviation, has started to limping back to normal flight operations. Latest figures for October 12 traffic from Airport Authority of India (AAI) were out on Tuesday. AAI in multiple tweets presented the number of passengers, flight movements and footfalls. In one of the tweets, AAI said 3,50,264 footfalls were recorded at airports across the country on October 12. “Aviation operations continue to soar,” it tweeted.  

Talking about flight operations, it said a total of 3,214 flight movements took place across the country, while 174,138 passengers took to the skies on October 12.  

About footfall at Chandigarh airport, AAI said, "Staff at Chandigarh airport is working continuously due to which the footfall has seen an uptick since the resumption of domestic flight operations. From 5.6k in April to Over 63.5k last month. We thank passengers for having faith in us during Covid 19."

In a tweet, it said more than 37.7k passengers have travelled through AAI airports in the Northern region of India in 371 flights. “We are proud to have regained the trust of passengers post lockdown, ”it added.

​“Domestic civil aviation on a steady growth trajectory with 1,74, 138 passengers on 12 October. More than 12.8 million passengers have now flown on 135K flights since operations recommenced on 25 May 2020. Moving fast towards pre-COVID numbers.(sic),” tweeted Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday.

13/10/20 ZeeBiz

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