Monday, February 14, 2022

International passenger count drops by 50,000 at Kochi airport in January

Kochi: Even after retaining its position as the third busiest airport in India throughout 2021, the international flight operations at the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) have been once again hit by the third wave of the Covid-19, further resulting in a decline in the international passenger traffic at the Kochi airport.

As per the data by the Airport Authority of India, CIAL registered 3,01,338 international passengers during December 2021. The count dropped to 2,53,720 in January 2022, nearing a drop of 50,000 passengers.

According to a report published in the Times of India (TOI), a CIAL spokesperson said, “The decline in the international sector in January was due to the surge of Omicron cases, adding that the traffic figures are expected to rise.”

14/02/22 India Today

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