Over 1.5 million domestic passengers and roughly 0.27 million international travellers passed through the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport last month, which is 93% and 86% more than pre-COVID-19 domestic and international passenger levels.
According to a press statement from GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), the airport’s management company, Hyderabad Aerodrome had the highest international passenger recovery between April 21 and March 22 compared to other metro airports in the nation.
The recovery in the domestic market was comparable to that of Delhi International Airport, another GMR Group airport.
According to Pradeep Panicker, CEO of GHIAL, there has been an increase in passenger traffic at the airport, and there appears to be a slow recovery in aviation travel as evidenced by declining COVID cases and rising vaccination rates.
“We are optimistic that the momentum will continue to grow as other nations relax regulations and open their skies to travellers. With the first phase of the expansion scheduled to start operations, we are all set to provide improved passenger service and enable more efficient airport operations. There are efforts being made to connect Hyderabad to more locations in India and outside the world“Panicker said
On May 15, the airport registered 401 domestic Air Traffic Movements (ATMs), which is the highest post-Covid level and 89% of pre-Covid traffic levels.
In addition to adding flights to additional international locations including Chicago and the Maldives, which received an overwhelmingly positive response from tourists, Hyderabad is now connected to all of the earlier foreign destinations outside of Hong Kong, according to the announcement.
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