7 Adani airports saw an increase of 92% in domestic, 133% in int'l travelers
All the seven Adani airports saw an increase of 92 per cent in domestic and 133 per cent in international travelers.
New Delhi: All the seven Adani airports saw an increase of 92 per cent in domestic and 133 per cent in international travellers.
Similarly, there has been a rise of 58 per cent and 61 per cent in the number of domestic and international flights respectively.
Air traffic jumped by around 100 per cent compared to the previous year, taking the number to pre-pandemic levels with more than 14.25 million passengers using these airports over last year.
According to a spokesperson of Adani Airports Holdings Ltd, this upward trend is expected to continue, and it is anticipated that the number of trips people will take in a year will increase. One of the factors driving this growth is the restart of tourism after the pandemic.
Being the second busiest airport in the country, Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) recorded nearly 8.44 million passenger movements in January-February 2023. CSMIA witnessed nearly 2.22 million international and 6.22 million domestic passengers.
The first two months also saw huge rush at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport, Ahmedabad. It had 1.74 million domestic passengers flying in and out of the airport. It recorded 283,379 international travellers.
Jaipur is the 11th busiest airport in the country. Jaipur International Airport (JIAL) recorded nearly 0.95 million passenger movements. Exhibiting significant growth, JIAL witnessed nearly 69,300 international and around 0.88 million domestic passengers.
Being the busiest airport in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (CCSIA) recorded nearly 1.04 million passenger movements in both months. CCSIA witnessed a fruitful first two months with nearly 136,880 international and around 9.03 lakh domestic passengers.
Considered the gateway to Northeast India, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport (Guwahati) has flights to and from 32 domestic and two international destinations. It recorded a footfall of 902,694 passengers, witnessing a sharp increase from the corresponding months last year.
Thiruvananthapuram recorded 299,850 and 299,770 domestic and international footfalls, respectively. The airport has connectivity to 10 domestic and 12 international destinations. Mangalore saw an increased traffic of 209,713 national and 84,356 foreign travellers.
Both CSMIA and CCSIA handled record passenger movement on a single day. While Mumbai recorded around 1,51,543 travellers on February 25, 2023, Lucknow witnessed over 18,000 passengers on January 31, 2023 transiting through the airports.