Surat airport crosses 1.25 million passenger mark in 2018-19

SURAT: Passenger site visitors from Surat airport has for the first time crossed 1.25 million in 2018-19. In less than three years, the common monthly site visitors has increased from 15,000 to one.04 lakh.
According to figures revealed via Airports Authority of India (AAI), Surat airport has accomplished exponential expansion in the case of passenger site visitors. In 2018-19, passenger site visitors increased to one.25 million and flight actions recorded have been 15,426.

International air site visitors motion was once 28 for February and March and passenger site visitors 2,884.

At provide, Surat airport is served via about 27 flights for more than a few domestic destinations via SpiceJet, Air India, AirAsia, IndiGo and Ventura AirConnect.

The expansion story at Surat airport started after a few industrialists from textile industry presented financial institution guarantee of Rs3 crore to Air India for operating Airbus between Surat and New Delhi.

It was once on October 1, 2015, AI commenced its inaugural Airbus between Delhi and Surat. After a few months of operations, AI equipped an ATR airplane on Delhi-Surat path to cater to extend in passenger site visitors.

Following the a hit AI operations, SpiceJet, which had withdrawn its flight products and services from Surat after a buffalo hit an airplane in 2014, announced its re-entry into Surat sector with operation of Surat-Delhi flight in 2017.

Manoj Singapuri, a member of South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (SGCCI) civil aviation committee, mentioned, “This is first time that passenger site visitors has crossed 1.25 million mark. We expect the site visitors to double up in 2019-20 with more domestic and world destinations prone to be added in the coming months via airways.”

Recently, world flights have additionally commenced from the city.

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