KIA records 11.7% growth in the first half of fiscal year

KIA records 11.7% growth in the first half of fiscal year

Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) here recorded an 11.7% growth in overall traffic in the first half of the fiscal year 2017-18 compared to the previous year.

The country's third busiest airport served a total of 12.39 million passengers during the period. The growth figures, announced by the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) on Monday also showed a 13.3% increase in domestic passenger traffic.

During the same period, international passenger traffic went up by 3.6%. "Air Traffic Movements (ATMs), saw an increase of 2.9%, clocking 91,644 ATMs with an average of 501 ATMs per day. Average passenger movement per day clocked in at 67,700," a BIAL release said. The highest single-day passenger traffic of 78,278 was recorded on May 19, 2017.

Now in its ninth year of operation, KIA saw a steady growth in cargo traffic as well. "Cargo traffic has shown a substantial growth of 8.1% to reach a total volume of 173,010 metric tonnes (MT)."

On-Time Performance: 86%

On-Time Performance (OTP) of airlines at the airport touched 86%. "Baggage delivery time excelled with the first bag delivered within eight minutes of parking of the flight for domestic; and 10 minutes for international arrivals. The last bag was delivered within 16 minutes for domestic arrivals and 33 minutes for international arrivals," the release said.


Avg passenger movement per day: 67,000
Domestic : international passenger ratio: 85% : 15%
Top 5 domestic routes: Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune
Top 5 international routes: Dubai, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur
Top 3 regional routes: Mangaluru, Coimbatore, Belagavi

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