Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Flight movement, passenger traffic go up

Coimbatore: The city airport has recorded an 11.3% increase in flight movement in October, compared to September.

As per the data available with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials, the city had handled 1,112 flights in October, against 999 flights in September. However, only 56 international flights were operated last month, compared to 178 in the comparable period in 2019, when operations were normal. The dip in the international flight has affected the international passenger traffic as well.

The airport has, however, recorded a 15% increase in passenger traffic last month, when the airport handled 1, 25, 053 domestic passengers and 6,824 international passengers, compared to September.

“Both the passenger traffic and flight movement are on the rise every month. It shows people are confident of the safety protocols taken by the AAI. Moreover, decrease in Covid-19 infection and increase in the vaccinated population have further bolstered the confidence of fliers,” an airport official said.

16/11/21 V Devanathan/Times of India

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