Ahmedabad Airport Sets Record-Breaking 40,801 Passengers on World Cup Final Day
Smooth Operations Handle Highest Number of Flights for ICC Cricket Match
Ahmedabad : In a remarkable feat, Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPI) has set a new record for handling the highest number of passengers and flights on a single day, coinciding with the World Cup final match. The airport successfully managed 40,801 passengers and 359 Air Traffic Movements (ATMs), including over 260 scheduled and 99 non-scheduled flights.
This remarkable achievement was attained within 23 hours, despite a 45-minute closure of the airspace due to the World Cup air show. The airport's well-developed infrastructure and continuous improvement efforts played a crucial role in ensuring seamless operations. The hard work and dedication of the airport staff, including AAI, CISF, Immigration, Customs, Airline Partners, and the SVPIA team, were instrumental in this success.
Post-World Cup Flight Prices Surge
As cricket enthusiasts return from the World Cup final, air ticket prices have skyrocketed across various routes. Online searches reveal significantly higher ticket prices from Ahmedabad to major cities. On November 20, flight tickets from Ahmedabad to Delhi ranged from Rs 24,000 to Rs 40,000, while tickets to Mumbai were priced between Rs 25,000 and Rs 36,000. Airfares to Kolkata reached a staggering Rs 38,000 to Rs 49,000, while flights to Bengaluru and Hyderabad were priced between Rs 31,000 to Rs 51,000 and Rs 30,000 to Rs 43,000, respectively.