Hyderabad, Bengaluru airports figure in list of fastest growing airports

Hyderabad, Bengaluru airports figure in list of fastest growing airports

It is the only airport in India to make the top 20. That marks a 3.3 percent increase in passenger traffic.

While the number of passengers increased this year, airport officials reported a more than 6 percent decrease in cargo pounds shipped in August compared to shipments in August 2018.

On the other hand, if you talk about other airports, the number of passengers at the Bangalore airport increased from 29.1 percent to 3.23 crore a year ago.

Airports Council International's (ACI) latest World Airport Traffic Report says about 8.8 billion passengers passed through airports in calendar 2018, up 6.4 per cent a year ago.

After officials at Norfolk International Airport reported record-breaking numbers of passengers served in July, they've now said traveler activity is up in August as well. ACI World director general Ms Angela Gittens said, "India's move towards a more liberalised aviation market and the nation's strengthening economic fundamentals have helped it become one of the fastest-growing markets, with its traffic growing rapidly in a relatively short time".


In issuing its report, ACI also weighed in on growing protectionist policies in certain countries around the globe, stating that in ACI's view, protectionist policies, slowing global economy, and geopolitical tensions represent the most pressing downside risks over the near-term for continued growth. The airport was ranked 16th in 2017.

"Collectively, these airports achieved a year-over-year passenger traffic growth of 5.1 per cent in 2018, which is significant considering a large proportion of these airports are in the mature and capacity constrained markets of North America and Europe", Gittens said.

As regards total cargo volumes, the top five airports - Hong Kong International Airport, Memphis International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Incheon International Airport, and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport respectively - all held their positions from the previous year.

The greenfield airport, India's second fastest growing airport in the more than 15 million passengers per annum category, was originally built to cater to 12 MPPA and is now being expanded to handle 25 MPPA and 3 LTPA of cargo.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Afghanistan Racks Up 12th Consecutive Win With Bangladesh Victory
Asghar Afghan and Nabi soon steadied the ship, though, combining for 79 before the former was caught at long on by Sabbir Rahman. Afghanistan's record-breaking winning streak started on February 5 past year when they beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in Sharjah.

Who will end up with the most men’s Grand Slams singles titles?
If nowhere else, Nadal will be a hot favourite at the French Open , where he has won a record 12 titles including the last three. There's more to her struggles in major finals over the last two calendar years than just physicality or technique.

NYC Prosecutors Subpoena Trump Tax Returns
Trump, who denies any sexual relationship with either woman, has said any payments were a personal matter, not a campaign expense. Meanwhile, New York Attorney General Letitia James is investigating whether Trump exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans.

Thousands of baby corpses found in abortion doctor’s home
Klopfer died on September 3, according to WNDU . "They compete to see who can get the most patients done", another nurse added. The abortionist used to practice out of Women's Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana .

Rep. Pressley To File Kavanaugh Impeachment Resolution
Playing the victim is really Trump's primary messaging strategy in some of the high-profile conflicts of his presidency. Christine Blasey Ford, accusations by Kavanaugh's Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez also stood up to scrutiny.

Other news