More than 29 lakh fliers used city airport last year
| Friday | 11th January, 2019
“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.
While the domestic sector saw a growth of around 4.5 lakh passengers or 26.39%, the international sector recorded a 38.13% growth in passenger traffic at 2.43 lakh, compared to 1.76 lakh in 2017.“The additional flights by Air India Express to Singapore and Colombo have become popular, because their fares are reasonable.
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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