Friday, January 28, 2022

Air passenger, freight traffic touches new highs

Coimbatore: The city airport has recorded its highest passenger traffic since the Covid-19 outbreak in December last year, when it handled 1.8 lakh inbound and outbound fliers, compared to 1,57,157 in November last.

As per the data available with the Airport Authority of India, the city airport handled 1,70,331 domestic and 10,468 international passengers in December, against 1,49,168 domestic and 7,989 international flyers in November. In total, the passenger traffic registered a 16.5% growth in December.

According to N Muguntha Kumar, a frequent traveller and aviation enthusiast from the city, the patronage from the fliers started increasing ever since the second wave started waning away. “It attained its peak in December 2021. The period also recorded the highest number of aircraft movement as well in 20 months since the pandemic first broke out.”

The city airport had operated 1,334 domestic and 72 international flights in December, compared to 1,162 domestic and 63 international flights in November.

There was a robust growth in freight movement in December, when the airport handled 599 tonnes of domestic cargo and 55 tonnes of international cargo, against 527 tonnes of domestic cargo and 48 tonnes of international cargo in November. The airport used to handle 1,000 tonnes of freight a month on an average before the pandemic.

28/01/22 Times of India

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