Thursday, July 08, 2021

Flier movement crashed by 60% in May

Ahmedabad: The second wave of Covid-19 infections made passenger movement nosedive at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport in Ahmedabad in May.

According to the data released by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the number of passengers transiting through SVPI airport plunged from 3.5 lakh in April to merely 1.39 lakh in May, down 60%.

International passenger footfalls registered a steep fall from 34,037 in April to 7,442 in May. Flights to several international destinations were suspended by the respective governments due to the second wave.

Meanwhile, even domestic passenger footfalls dropped from 3.16 lakh to 1.32 lakh, down 58%.

According to travel agents and tour operators, apprehensions about air travel were significant due to the second wave.

08/07/21 Niyati Parikh/Times of India

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