Thursday, February 24, 2022

Slump in passenger movement at Mysuru airport in January

Mysuru: After a record passenger traffic in December 2021, the Mysuru airport witnessed a huge slump in passenger movement in January 2022 due to Covid third wave.

The weekend curfews and restrictions on the tourism activities resulted in poor occupancy rates in the flights. The tourism activities, however, appear to be back on track now with the state government lifting all the restrictions including mandatory RTPCR negative test reports for the tourists from Kerala and Goa, which are two important tourist destinations in India.

Mysuru airport director R Manjunath informed that in January 2022, about 7,945 passengers utilised the airline services. This includes 3,683 arrivals and 4,262 departures. Flight movements from the airport were 160 arrival and departure each (total 320).

According to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) data, in December 2021, the total pax (the number of passengers carried by airlines) was 13,937. In January 2021, it was 14,946.

The flight movement also came down from 362 in December 2021 to 320 in January 2022. The industry stakeholders attribute this decline to the Covid third wave, which resulted in a record number of daily infections everywhere.

24/02/22 Shrinivasa.M/Times of India

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