Footfall At Bhubaneswar Airport Goes Past ‘Projected’ Passenger Traffic In August

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Bhubaneswar: With several airlines resuming service in a calibrated manner post lockdown, Biju Patnaik International Airport recently witnessed passenger footfall of 95,500 in August 2020 against just 128 in April, said Airport Authority Of India (AAI) in a tweet.

This tremendous jump in the number of people availing the service comes as a good sign due to “travellers’ trust” in the services and its “safety precautions”, it added.

After a two-month gap, the first domestic flight touched down in Bhubaneswar from Delhi on May 25.

Speaking to Odisha Bytes in June 2019, the then Airport Director Suresh Chandra Hota had said: “My projection is that in another three years time, we will touch a passenger movement of 80 lakh if this growth trajectory is maintained. This is a significant number.”

Also Read: 80 Lakh Passenger Traffic Projected In Three Yrs: Bhubaneswar Airport Director

On the hand, flight operations at the airport will remain suspended between 11 pm and 7 am every day for around four months from October 1 for the runway re-carpeting work.

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