There has been a rise of 24% in the passenger traffic at Jaipur Airport in the span of 5 months of 2018-19 as compared to 2017-18. In a report issued by Airport Authority of India (AAI), between April to August in this financial year, 2174939 passengers used Jaipur Airport for their travel. These include both domestic and international passengers. When compared the same with 5 months of the last financial year 2017-18, the number of passengers was 1753860. The percentage surge is 24%.
Moreover, in August this year, 456416 passengers travelled through Jaipur which is about 18.9% more than the number of passengers who travelled in August in 2017. Last year, in the month of August, 384008 passengers travelled through Jaipur Airport.
While the number of passengers moving in and out of the airport has increased during this duration, the number of flights movements has also increased at the Jaipur Airport. In August this year, aircraft movement was 4093 while last year in the month of August, the aircraft movement was recorded at 3520. This is an increase of 16.3% and includes both domestic and international flights. To handle this increasing pressure of passengers at the Jaipur Airport, work on an action plan has begun.
A new terminal building will be made other than Terminal 1 and existing Terminal 2 to handle the passenger traffic which has been growing since the last few years. After this, the airport building will be 7 times the current infrastructure.