Saturday, September 04, 2021

Mangaluru International Airport bounces back with restart of more flights

Mangaluru: The Mangaluru International Airport is bouncing back both in terms of increase of passenger load and flight movements. In the past few days, MIA has also restarted its old flight routes -- domestic and international.

Sources in the aviation industry pointed out that with the easing of travel curbs within India and abroad, various airlines are re-starting flights from MIA to various destinations. “The air traffic is expected to increase further in the festival season starting from Ganesh Chaturthi,” said an industry source.

Air India has increased the frequency of flights to Mumbai and Coimbatore, while its subsidiary Air India Express has restarted several flights and is connecting the Middle East. Private air carrier Indigo has re-started its flights to Sharjah after the UAE government allowed travel to the country. It also commenced an additional flight to Hyderabad as traffic picked up substantially across India.

On Thursday, Spicejet resumed flights between Dubai and MIA. In September, the flight will be operated twice a week on Sundays and Thursdays, said a Spicejet senior executive.

Latest domestic passenger data shows that 26,067 passengers departed from MIA in August as compared to 18,557 departures in July, thus showing a jump of 40.5%. Similarly, 26,732 passengers arrived in August in MIA from various domestic destinations as compared to 19,744 passengers in July – a rise of 35.4%.

04/09/21 Kevin Mendonsa/Times of India

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