Air traffic

Air traffic in Thiruvananthapuram to increase by 40% from next week

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport has informed that it will experience a 40% increase in air traffic from next week.

According to the summer timetable which will be effective from March 27, the existing 348 air traffic movements will be increased to 540, the airport said in a statement.

The number of international departures is expected to increase from 95 to 138 per week, with the largest number of flights (30) scheduled for Sharjah. Other important destinations are Doha (18), Muscat and Dubai (17). Flights to 14 international destinations will be operated from Thiruvananthapuram.

Other international departures: Abu Dhabi (11), Singapore (8), Male (7), Bahrain (7), Colombo (7), Kuwait (4), Riyadh (2), Hanimadhoo (Maldives) (2), Salalah (1).

Weekly domestic departures will increase to 132 from the existing 79. Of the total, there will be 28 weekly flights to Bangalore and 23 to Mumbai.

Other domestic departures: Chennai (14), Delhi (14), Hyderabad (14), Kolkata (7), Kochi (7), Pune (7), Kannur (7), Durgapur (7) and Kozhikode (4).