Gannavaram Airport, which is the only airport of the capital region Amaravati, is surprising everyone with its growth rate. The trend of increase in passenger traffic is growing every year, post bifurcation.
The first half of 2016-2017 financial year proved this once again. Gannavaram Airport registered a growth of 71.38 % compared to same period last year. As many as 3,19,725 passengers travelled to various destinations from Gannavaram Airport, compared to 1,86,558, in the same period in 2015-2016. Whereas for the complete financial year in 2015-2016, the total number of passengers travelled are 4,04,464.
The second quarter (July - September) in 2016-2017, a total of 1,69,558 passengers travelled from Gannavaram Airport, compared to 94,455 in the same period last year, which is a growth of 79.12%
A total of 5,764 air craft movements are seen in the first half of 2016-2017 (April to September), compared to 3,332 in the same period last year. In the same way, 3,057 aircraft movements are seen in the second quarter (July - September) in the year 2016-2017, compared to 1,711 for the same period last year, which is a growth of 78.67%.
Addition of the new airlines and new destinations have helped in the growth and this is expected to be the same trend in the future. Once the new domestic terminal and cargo are also ready, Gannavarm Airport will see a tremendous growth.