• Passenger footfalls surge in Andhra Pradesh airports

    All four airports of Andhra Pradesh located in Vizag, Vijayawada, Tirupati and Rajahmundry have registered a surge in passenger footfalls during the first quarter of 2016-17.
    Visakhapatnam Airport continues to be the leader among the four airports in terms of passenger traffic in the state, while Rajahmundry Airport registered the highest growth rate of 73.7 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal.
    As many as 5.48 lakh passengers used the Visakhapatnam Airport during the first quarter of this fiscal as against 3.9 lakh during the same period last year, thus recording an increase of 40.3%. With a spurt in air traffic, Visakhapatnam Airport has outscored Bhubaneswar Airport in terms of passenger footfalls during the first quarter. Bhubaneswar handled 5.01 lakh passengers as against the 5.48 lakh of Visakhapatnam Airport in the current fiscal, whereas in the previous fiscal, Bhubaneswar had handled 4.45 lakh passengers as against 3.90 lakh at Visakhapatnam Airport. Bryan Anger Jersey

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