Bhubaneswar: Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar registered a record growth in passenger inflow during 2017-18 fiscal.
According to the statistics released by Airport Authority of India (AAI), the BPIA registered 39.4% growth in air passenger traffic in 2017-18 fiscal as compared previous years.
The statistics shows that total 32,50,635 air passengers (both domestic and international) have flown from Bhubaneswar airport in 2017-18 while the number was 23,32,433 in 2016-17.
Even as Delhi topped the list as the busiest airport in India with highest number of air passengers, BPIA recorded increase in percentage of air passengers in the last fiscal. Delhi airport recorded 6,56,91,662 air passengers in 2017-18, while Mumbai registered the lowest percentage (7.4%) in air passenger traffic growth during the period.
BPIA registered 39.4% increase in air passenger traffic followed by Mangalore (30.8%), Kolkata (25.7%), Jaipur(25.7%), Portblair (25.2%), Ahmedabad (23.9%) and Guwahati (23.2%).