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Mangaluru airport takes giant steps with 22 % growth in passenger traffic


Daijiworld Media Network- Mangaluru (RJP)

Mangaluru, Jan 26: Mangaluru international airport has seen 40 % growth in the number of international passengers and 15 % growth in number of domestic passengers so far in the financial year. The overall growth stands at 22 % which is remarkable as per aviation analysts.

The airport has a target of achieving 16 lac passengers traffic in the present financial year. Presently it ranks 12 in the list of airports with international passenger traffic after Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Cochin, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmadabad, Kozhikode Thiruchirapalli international airports.

The sources at the airport said that there are plans to introduce new flights in the present year to increase the traffic of passengers. Accordingly additional facilities too will be introduced in stages to keep up with the growth.


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  • manoj, vamanjoor

    Wed, Jan 27 2016

    plz watch top 10 dangerous runways in the world and try to watch as many as "air crash investigation" episodes in youtube. Im sure your fear of landing or takeoff from mangalore airport will be cleared

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  • aman / manglore, UAE / Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Who is going to listen now there. Our MP is busy. Since Jay Prakash left. No further progress in flights or in runways. Shobakka busy.

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  • Asheer, Uchila

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Pls introduce shj airarabia flight 2 mangalore.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Please put some budget Airlines such as Air Arabia, Mangalore passengers from Dubai only Air India express and Jet Airways are there but their charges is too high than other sectors in Kerala.
    Please understand the economy of common people.

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  • manchu, kaikamba

    Wed, Jan 27 2016

    UR right Anand.. With the service of least level... Air india express is charging very high.

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  • ALTAF, AUH

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    First let them expand International Flights luggage collection area where there is no enough space to keep the trolley and move around after collecting the luggage.

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  • Adam Ballal , Bangalore/Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    With the kannur airport coming soon.
    MANGALORE airport arrivals will not have 100 people coming in a mini van to pick up 1 person.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Congratulations ... I like Mangalore airport . In my view Mangalore airport is one of best among 2 tier city airports in the country, the airport is clean and staffs are very friendly. Well the most irritating part is 20 people will come to 1 passenger.

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  • hakim, Dubai

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Its called welcoming. Marhaba Services without paying.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    James Dsouza, Mangalore

    Runway................

    From the previous incident/disaster, normally the passengers may have psychological fear while landing or take off at Mangalore runway. I hold my breath and pray to God (protect and save us all) till the aircraft comes to a complete halt. Especially, rainy season.

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  • S. Rahmatullah, Mlore/ Bahrain

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Please introduce direct flight from BAHRAIN-MLORE. AIR INDIA EXPRESS TRAVEL BECOME HECTIC AS IT GOES VIA KUWAIT. INTRODUCE JET AIRWAYS.... PLEASE...

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  • John Tauro, M'luru / Kwt

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Growth in passenger traffic only and not in quality of services. Over 60 % of passengers hail from outside M’luru – Udupi Dist. Majority of them travel from Kasaragod, Bhatkal and surrounding areas.

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  • James Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Main drawback of Mangalore Airport is Runway which is 2450m in length and RESA area of 90m in front and 300m at the back.which is why only smaller aircraft like Boeing 737 and Airbus A320,A319 type aircraft can Land. No bigger or wide body aircraft like B777 or A330 cannot land. To extend the runway by 700 m to make it to 3150m or 3200m only few acres of land has to be acquired and runway to be extended.By the time our govt understands the urgency Kannur airport will be ready and ready to take passengers from Mangalore Airport and people from puttur, kasaragod, madikeri, mysore will use kannur airport. Simply making some taxiway, approach road , drinking water, etc will not solve the major issue of extending the runway.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    With the opening of the Kannur airport, the smuggling of Gold also will shift and less revenue for our Customs dept.

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  • Lawrence, Mangalore/ Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Whatever may be the achievement of this table top airport, but the 22 May 2010 horror crash still haunting me.

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  • Dheeraj Jathan, Katapady/Riyadh

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Please introduce direct flight from Riyadh to mangalore

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    all the issues need to be sorted out, to restore passenger's confidence

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  • IMI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Mangalore Airport authority still needs more & more improvement towards passenger, present growth in passenger shows there's other way then Air India Express.

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  • Vinayak, Managalore/Dubai

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Not to worry. It shall go down soon once the airport at Kannur is open for the kerala passengers. Most of the passenger count are keralites residing upon Kannur

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  • MW, DUBAI

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    WHAT GROWTH? TILL NOW NO INTERNATIONAL CARRIER HAS LANDED IN THIS AIRPORT AND CANNOT LAND LIKE SMALL WIDE BODY AIRCRAFT LIKE A330?

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  • praveen/muscat, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    But Very poor passenger handling...

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  • praveen, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Airport/user Development Fees collected from passenger is RS 825/-

    Rs 825*16 lack=Rs 1320,000,000/-

    still we have financial crisis to extend Runway...

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  • Nilesh, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Very poor passenger handling. It feels like your standing in a railway station while people enter the queue(not a perfect queue) from all sides. No mercy on the old and the mothers with children. Very congested receiving area. The luggage handling is the worst with trolleys being spread everywhere. Needs a lot of improvement. The passenger traffic growth is only because there is no other option left. Hope the concerned take necessary action and make it the best airport.

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  • praveen, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    that means NRI's from Mangalore is increasing day by day...

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  • Abdul kader, kasaragod

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    after 6 month the growth will decrease, because KANNUR airport will start. all north malabaries will use kannur .hehehehe...

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  • Rahul rao, MLR

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Kasargoad is much near to Mangalore than Kannur )

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  • Vincent, Pilar shirva/ Dubai

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Need to improve other facilities also.Last year when I try to buy a ticket to travel dubai by Air India express counter staff telling they can't take payment by credit card. Due to my urgency I travel by Jet air via Mumbai. International airport and no credit card payments?

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  • Rajesh, Surathkal

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    Poor passenger handling by the custom authority while departure.no mercy for senior citizen and mother with baby when they are standing in a big queue for almost 2 hours.Very bad

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  • Avinash, Mangaluru/Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    That is ok..But please allow other airlines also to operate..! Don't monopolise the Bajpe airport and eat alone..Let there be competition so will see where A.I.Express stands.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Promenade Road,Fraze Town,B'lore 560005

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE EXCELLENT GROWTH IN PASSENGERS TRAFFIC AND HOPE THE AUTHORITIES CONCERN STRIVE HARD TO DO THE PROGRESS STILL BETTER.ALL THE BEST.

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  • bernard, bantwal

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    To improve the passenger load govt needs to a increase the runway length. If it increased then lots of airlines like emirates and fly Dubai will come to mangalore which will be boon to mangalore tourism and mangalore will attract more investment. Let the govt and the our airport authority do their part of work.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 26 2016

    bernard, Global Tender has been published to increase runway on Table Top International Airport ...

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