Saturday, February 13, 2021

Bhopal airport slips 13 places in CSS survey

Bhopal: Bhopal airport’s ranking has dropped significantly in a matter of 7-8 months due to the prolonged Covid-19 lockdown. With the massive drop in number of flights from Bhopal, Raja Bhoj airport’s ranking also dropped from 5th to 18th (June-December 2020).

Numerically, Bhopal airport has only lost 0.02 points as compared to the last survey, but it has transalted into a drop of five ranks.

As per the latest Customer Satisfaction Survey report, Raja Bhoj airport has secured 4.60 points on the 5-point scale. Bhopal airport was at 5th position in the January-June 2020 period survey with 4.62 points. Bhopal was at the 17th position in the survey conducted in July-December 2019 period. The airport had secured 4.52 points in July-December 2019 survey.

Airport authorities said that due to Covid every sector was affected and the same happened with Bhopal airport too. “We have resumed services early and regular flights for new cities are being added. The next survey will have a better picture”, said a senior official .

Resuming the air services with only 348 passengers’ footfall per day in the last week of May, Bhopal airport has now garnered a footfall of almost 1,500 passengers daily. Bhopal is gradually improving its connectivity with other cities also. As of now, Bhopal is connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. A couple of more cities are to be connected next month, claimed officials.

Fly Big launched a direct flight service between Bhopal and Ahmedabad recently. It is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Bhopal.

13/02/21 Times of India 

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