Flier footfall at Mumbai airport rises 13%

The passenger footfall at the Mumbai Airport rose 13.70% y-o-y to 36.63 million in FY15. GVK Power and Infrastructure, which operates Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), in its annual report attributed the rise to a 3.37% increase in the number of flight movement to 269,456 aircraft.

The passenger footfall at the Mumbai Airport rose 13.70% y-o-y to 36.63 million in FY15. GVK Power and Infrastructure, which operates Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), in its annual report attributed the rise to a 3.37% increase in the number of flight movement to 269,456 aircraft.

“On an average, 738 flights operated per day in FY15 against 714 flights a day the previous year (at MIAL),” the report said, “About 100,369 passengers travelled per day against 88,278 passengers the previous year,” the report added. In FY15, Bangalore International Airport (BIAL), the third busiest airport in the country, saw over 15 million passengers.

The annual report said the airport company’s segment contributed an income of Rs 2,45,942 lakh in FY15, up from Rs 2,18,200 lakh in the previous year. The company’s airport business currently contributes 80.65% of the revenues. The company is also present in power and infrastructure sectors.

In FY15, GVK-run BIAL contributed Rs 3,220 lakh to the company’s net profit against Rs 2,764 lakh the previous year, the company said.

“After the expansion of Terminal 1A (at BIAL), the airport will handle around 20 million passengers every year,” the report said.

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