• Kempegowda airport posts 22.5% traffic growth

    Bangalore International Airport Ltd’s (BIAL) Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR Airport) has posted an impressive traffic growth by clocking 22.18 million passengers, marking an overall traffic growth of 22.5 per cent.

    Air traffic movement witnessed an increase of 19.9 per cent, with the airport now connecting 45 airlines to 66 destinations in India and globally.

    On an average 60,000 passengers travel through the airport every day. The year also saw the achievement of many new milestones.

    The airport had a record-breaking two million passengers travelling in November 2016 and an all-time monthly high of 2.15 million passengers in December 2016, the single highest traffic month for any airport in South India. BLR Airport had also reached the landmark milestone of welcoming its 100 millionth passenger in 2016.

    G V Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director, BIAL, said: “2016 saw another strong year for us at BLR Airport. Despite the many challenges, we have grown exponentially in terms of passenger traffic. Our cargo business has also seen an incremental growth which reaffirms our growth strategy to develop our airport as the cargo hub of South India.”

    “The recent statistics continue to establish BLR as an airport of choice not only for travellers but also our business partners. We are grateful to all our customers that helped contribute to our success and retain our position as the No 1 airport in South India. We are optimistic about the year ahead and we will continue in our efforts to offer excellent customer service. The new year will see us focusing strongly on introducing innovative and interactive digital solutions that will create value for our customers,” he added. Eddie Robinson Jersey

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