KIA records 11.7% growth in first half of this fiscal

KIA records 11.7% growth in first half of this fiscal

The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) here recorded a 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 67,700," a BIAL release said. The highest single day passenger traffic of 78,278 was recorded on May 19.

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 1,73,010 tonnes."

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