Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Footfall at Jaipur airport goes down

Jaipur: Ever since Covid-19 cases have risen in the state and curfew imposed, the Jaipur International Airport has seen a decrease in footfall, especially between Friday and Tuesday. On an average 5,000 passengers are arriving as well as departing from here with around 5-6 flights getting cancelled daily. The footfall had touched approximately 9,000 passengers last month.

On Friday, a total of 31 flights arrived at the airport in which there were 2,736 passengers while 30 flights departed the same day plying 1,772 passengers. Similarly, the total number of flights which arrived and departed on April 17 which was the first day of the weekend curfew was 62 plying 5,437 passengers. This number of passengers increased only marginally on the second day of the weekend curfew with a combined figure of 5,788 passengers arriving and departing from the airport. On Monday the passengers decreased to 4,796 which came down to 3,310 passengers on Tuesday.

J S Balhara, director, Jaipur International Airport, talking about the trend said, “In the first quarter of the year we had touched approximately 9,000 passengers which has now decreased owing to the Covid situation. Now most of the travellers are those who are probably residents of the state. There are few tourists, especially since curfew is in place.”

21/04/21 Times of India

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