Aviation

Abort takeoff! Chennai airport gets few new flyers

CHENNAI

The complete hash-up of an extravagant plan to modernize the city airport at a cost of more than 2,000 crore has led to flyers giving the spruced up facility the duck: It has registered the lowest growth in passenger traffic among airports in the country.

According to statistics from Airports Authority of India (AAI), the government-owned operator of the facility, Chennai airport posted a combined (international and domestic) passenger traffic growth of only 0.9% in 2013-14. Compare this to airports in Bangalore (7.3%), Mumbai (6.7%), Delhi (7.3%) and Hyderabad (4.3%) and Kochi (10%) in the same period and you have a fair idea of Chennai airport.

Full report here Times of India

 

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