Delhi airport has emerged as favourite for passengers travelling to Europe, Asia and North America while Mumbai is preferred by those travelling to Middle East and Africa. An air traffic report prepared by Delhi airport revealed that foreign tourists prefer arriving at Delhi.
The annual traffic report also revealed that Delhi is the most connected airport as it served to 129 destinations while second was Mumbai with 90 destinations. As per the Bureau of Immigration figure, 29.60% of the tourists arrived in Delhi, 18.20% in Mumbai and 8. 4% in Chennai. Delhi airport’s growth is largely due to increased in international traffic, which has grown from 14.15M in 2015-16 to 15.20M in 2016-17.
The Delhi airport has a major market share of air traffic volume to the Middle East, European, Asian and American regions. It has an annual passenger capacity of over 62 million, including Terminal-3 that can handle 34 million passengers. The airport handles over one lakh passengers every day and aircraft movements have also increased. Almost 1,185 arrivals/departures took place from here every day.
“The addition of new routes in domestic and international sectors by major airlines has helped Delhi airport emerge as a leading hub airport. Airlines are attracted to Delhi airport as we have a large catchment area and unlike other Indian airports, we have virtually no constraints as far as accommodating future growth is concerned. Execution of the expansion works as per the proposed Master Plan will further enhance the facilities enabling air traffic to grow at a faster pace,” said I Prabhakara Rao, CEO-DIAL. Ivan Provorov Authentic JerseyShare This