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Airports in India record 35% more passengers in August

Indian airports catered to about 14.26 million passengers in August, a 35% increase sequentially, highlighting a sustained recovery in air travel demand in line with economic recovery and the progress on vaccinations.

The airports had catered to around 10.53 million passengers in July, according to data from the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the state-run operator of most airports in the country.

The number of international passengers in August rose to 1.29 million from 0.80 million in July, while domestic traffic grew to 12.97 million from 9.73 million in that period.

New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad were the top airports in terms of domestic traffic, while New Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi and Hyderabad were the busiest airports for international traffic during August, the data showed.

New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport saw more than 2.6 million domestic passengers in August, up from about 2 million in July. Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport recorded about 1.4 million domestic passengers in August, up from about 1 million in the previous month.

Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport and Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport registered 1.18 million and 934,676 domestic passengers, respectively, in August, up from 878,823 and 687,636 passengers in the previous month.

In terms of international passenger traffic, the New Delhi airport recorded 398,722 passengers in August, up from 266,533 in July, while Mumbai recorded 184,787 passengers during the month, up from 101,203 in July.

Kochi and Hyderabad airports registered 155,322 and 87,645 international passengers respectively in August. These airports had reported 84,587 and 54,375 international passengers, respectively in July. (Source HT)

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