The scheduled passenger traffic at Indian airports increased by 12.6% to 19.01 crore in April-March 2014-15, compared to the year earlier, on the back of a significant increase in domestic and international traffic which stood at 13.93 crore and 5.08 crore, respectively, according to airport regulator Airport Authority of India (AAI).
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) handled the highest number of passengers that stood at 4.01 crore while the Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) saw the second-largest traffic flow at 3.7 crore.
The freight traffic recorded 25 lakh tonne of freight that comprised of 15 lakh tonne on international routes and 10 lakh tonne on domestic routes.
The Delhi airport also handled highest freight traffic at 7 lakh tonne followed by Mumbai airport at 6.90 lakh tonne in 2014-15.
In terms of region-wise growth in total freight traffic, the northern region witnessed the highest growth at 14.6 %, followed by south(11.2 %), east (9.1%), west (8.3%) and North-east (1.0 %).