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At 4159, Raja Bhoj Airport Registers Highest Ever Footfall Of Passengers, Surpasses Pre-covid Count, ET Infra

BHOPAL: With the passenger footfall of 4,159 on Saturday the Raja Bhoj Airport registered the highest ever footfall on a single day in the history of the airport. The previous highest of 4,050 was in 2019, before Covid period. Bhopal airport authorities felt that the number of passengers will increase in the coming days.

Bhopal airport is now connected with Delhi. Mumbai, Hyderabad, Agra, Udaipur, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Raipur and Jaipur. No flight was cancelled and a total 32 flights movement was recorded.

As per the official data of the Bhopal airport, total 2062 passengers arrived and 2097 passengers departed from the Bhopal airport on a single day. Highest number of passengers arrived and departed from IndiGo’s Delhi-Bhopal-Delhi 6E 6221/31 flight. In this flight 218 passengers arrived while 213 departed.

The lowest number of passengers arriving on Saturday were from 6E-7974/7973 Udaipur-Bhopal-Udaipur flight of IndiGo. In all, 74 passengers arrived and departed from this flight.

Director airport, Raji Awasthi said that this is a positive sign. “It shows that people are more towards air travelling. This has boosted the confidence of everyone associated with aviation,” said Awasthi.

Asked the reason for such a pathbreaking footfall, Awasthi replied, “Airlines have increased the number of big aircraft and reduced the ATRs which allowed increasing the carrying capacity. Besides, as I always said that Bhopal airport is committed to provide the best available facilities. Passengers are preferring to travel by air.”

Notably, The year 2022 ended on a positive note for Bhopal airport. For the first time, Bhopal’s Raja Bhoj airport has secured the second position in the ‘customer satisfaction survey’ for the period of July-December 2022.

In the survey (January-June 2022), Bhopal was on the third spot. As per the last survey, Bhopal secured overall 4.98 points. In the previous survey, Bhopal had secured 4.96 points.

  • Published On May 22, 2023 at 01:26 PM IST

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