Bengaluru leads in December air traffic recovery rate | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Bengaluru airport has shown the best signs of recovery in air traffic in December compared to the country’s major airports of Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, according to analysis by the Airports Authority of India, reports Petlee Peter.
The AAI has also predicted a full recovery in terms of Air Traffic Management in March, pinning hopes on vaccine distribution. At present, 80% of domestic operations are under way, apart from international sectors connected via bubble agreements.
Recovery to pre-Covid levels expected by March
The AAI report released on Thursday captures the change in total ATMs for December 2020 for six major airports. Bengaluru shows the best recovery, recording just 30% less air traffic than in December 2019. The recovery rate of air traffic handled in other airports was 42.4% in Mumbai, 34.8% in Delhi, 41.5% in Hyderabad, 36.9% in Kolkata and 43% in Chennai.
Despite the promising recovery, Bengaluru is the third busiest airport in India after Delhi and Mumbai. KIA saw 14,541 flights as part of Bengaluru ATM last month. According to the report, air traffic recovery to pre-Covid levels, both domestic and international, is estimated by March 2021.
The report says that Air Traffic Flow Management measures came into force at Bengaluru airport on five occasions in December 2020 due to a scheduled runway maintenance. As a result, the average aircraft take-off time compliance rate was 80% and 51% of arrivals experienced a delay of 10 minutes or less.

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