“The two cities are textile hubs and are in demand among the fliers from the city,” Nandhakumar said.
“Making Coimbatore a hub and spoke airport is a long pending demand.”
Silk Air has also begun to operate daily flights during the holiday season,” said D Nandhakumar, convenor of Kongu Global Forum.
“The passenger traffic will grow further if we get a flight to Dubai, which we have been demanding for long.”Airport authorities said the government’s decision to reduce VAT on aviation fuel for flights parking overnight in the airport has helped the growth to an extent.
Coimbatore: The city airport has witnessed a 27% increase in passenger traffic in the past one year, thanks to the reasonable flight fares, rise in the number of flight services, reduction in value-added tax (VAT) for early-morning and late-night flights and connectivity to more destinations.Data released by the airport shows that 29.12 lakh people had flown in and out of the city in 2018, compared to 22.87 lakh passengers in 2017.
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