For the first time passenger movement at Coimbatore International Airport has crossed the 15 lakh mark.
On reaching 17.31 lakh last financial year, the airport is all set to join the select airports in the country that are considered as major airports.
Reason for increase is cited as the over all average increase in passenger movement across the country.
Passenger movement that is steadily on the rise is expected to go up further when Air Carnival begins operations – possibly by the second half of May.
Passenger movement at the airport has gone up by 2,47,261 in 2015-16.
The departure and arrival last financial year is the highest the airport has recorded so far.
It is 16.66 per cent more than the passenger movement recorded the previous year – the highest so far.
This increase was despite a mere 1.18 per cent increase in the aircraft movement.
Passenger movement has gone up in both domestic and international sectors.Share This