AAI Plans To Open Second Airports To Tackle Increased Air Traffic

Tackle Increased Air Traffic

Indian Airports have been facing one of the biggest hurdles in controlling the steady double-digit growth of air passenger traffic. To handle the unexpected growth in air traffic multiple airports in one city is the need of the hour as in spite of construction of new terminals, additional runways the airports are witnessing infrastructural constraints, says Indian Express.

Airports Authority of India (AAI)’s chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra has said that the designer is in talks with the Gujarat government for moving the Rajkot airport outside the city, and has also written to West Bengal and Tamil Nadu governments for second airports in Kolkata and Chennai.

Data furnished by Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India suggests that domestic air traffic suggested a 16.43 per cent growth when airlines flew 9.5 million passengers compared with 8.2 million when compared to the same period last year. “We have to realise that the way aviation sector is growing in India, we need to have two airports in many cities. In fact, to address the capacity constraint issue, this is an area we are looking into. You see, most US big cities have two airports. For India also the time has come. This is another area that we are pursuing on behalf of the ministry,” Mohapatra said. Read More…

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