International travel from Ahmedabad soars 125%
Compared to the 5.97 lakh in 2021-22, some 13.4 lakh international travellers transited through SVPI airport in 2022-23
International travel from Ahmedabad is soaring and going by passenger traffic numbers from the previous fiscal year, it may continue to reach new heights.
International passenger traffic from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport surged 125% during 2022-23, Airports Authority of India (AAI) data shows.
Compared to the 5.97 lakh in 2021-22, some 13.4 lakh international travellers transited through SVPI airport in 2022-23, cruising mainly on relaxations in Covid restrictions.
Interestingly, passenger traffic more than doubled when there was a marked increase in airfares due to the grounding of several aircraft, in addition to a spike in aviation turbine fuel (ATF) price.
Besides holiday makers, adding to the numbers were business travellers arriving in the state, improved flight connectivity to various foreign destinations and students leaving for studies abroad.