Thursday, June 17, 2021

Surat airport witnessing steady increase of passengers

Surat: With the second wave of the pandemic being contained, the state government has started giving relief in restrictions following which, Surat airport is witnessing a steady increase in the number of passengers after almost two months.

For the past two days, a daily footfall of over 1,000 passengers is being reported from the airport. On Monday, 14 flights operated, and 1,187 passengers travelled through Surat airport, while on Sunday 1,030 travelled through 10 flights.

Airport officials said that in the past few days there has been a steady increase as the number of Covid cases in Surat are decreasing and the vaccinated citizens are preferring to travel.

In February, 97,000 people travelled from the airport while in the first week of March, a single day high of 4,000 passengers was recorded. However, there was a sudden drop after the second week of March and the downward trend continued even in April and May. There was also a day when no flights took off or landed in Surat and there were also days when only eight passengers travelled on a flight from Delhi.

17/06/21 Times of India

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