(BLR Airport) records significant growth in passenger traffic in the current Financial Year Holiday season witnessed peak passenger volumes between April ’22 and October ’22. Recorded passenger volumes of 16.30 million in the current Financial Year until October 26. The traffic recovery stands at 102% and 85% for Domestic and International passengers in October ’22 versus October ’19.
Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Cochin, and Pune were the top domestic routes contributing 44% to domestic traffic and Dubai, Doha, Singapore, Frankfurt, and Male were the top international routes contributing to 54% of the international traffic.
The Airport has established itself as the top transfer gateway in South India. Growth in the international segment is expected to increase with more airlines inducting additional capacity and reinstating operations to and from the BLR Airport.
Additionally, an increase in the number of flights to domestic destinations has led to enhanced connectivity to Tier II/III cities. As a result, the share of non-metro traffic at BLR Airport increased to 58%, whereas transfer traffic accounted for 14% during the April-September ’22 period.
During the week of Diwali, the airport witnessed over 5.2 lakh domestic passenger movements in a span of six days. The international passenger traffic was recorded at around 70,000 travelers.