The passenger footfall at GMR Hyderabad International Airport increased to over 30,000 daily in November 2020 from about 3,000 domestic passengers daily in the first few weeks, post recommencement of domestic operations on May 25, 2020.
The airport handled over three million domestic passengers from the day of recommencement until November 23, 2020.
The number of passengers in a single day has touched the 37,000 mark for domestic operations post lockdown (in the month of November 2020).
Hyderabad has also seen an uptick in the Air Traffic Movement (ATM) from about 40 daily ATMs in the first few weeks of the restart, to over six times growth having handled over 260 domestic flights daily in November 2020.
Over 35,000 domestic flights were handled from the day of recommencement until November 23, 2020.
The top five destinations during post-covid remain the metro cities namely Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mumbai.
GMR Hyderabad International Airport spokesperson said:
“Crossing the three million passenger mark is a testimony to the growing passenger confidence in air travel. With the government allowing the airlines to operate 70 per cent of their pre-Covid capacity, GMR Hyderabad International Airport is all geared up for the safe travel of passengers with many contactless initiatives at the airport.
“The concern of access to RT-PCR test reports is also addressed with the recent launch of Covid testing facility at the airport. With the steady increase in traffic in line with Hyderabad’s economic resurgence, we are hopeful that we will soon reach the pre-Covid level in terms of operations”.