Mangaluru, Nov 20: The Mangaluru International Airport handled a record 7399 passengers on November 19 on 26 arriving and 25 departing flights. This includes 3527 arriving and 3872 departing passengers, respectively. This is the highest ever daily passengers that the airport has handled from the commercial operation date (COD) of October 31, 2020. This is also the first time that the airport has breached the 7000-passenger daily handling mark since November 2021.
The load factor that the airline – IndiGo, Air India and Air India Express recorded on November 19 too tells their own story. While the load factor on arriving flights – domestic and international was 79%, this increased to 91% on the departing flights. Resumption of the flight on the Mangaluru-Pune sector and an event at a prominent educational institution in the neighbouring district, is a contributory factor to the increased passenger footfalls for the day.