The Kochi airport has surged ahead in handling more international passengers, marking the return to its pre-Covid level of operations.
Reportedly, Kochi airport has emerged as the third busiest airport in terms of international traffic. Notably, the flight operations in the city had come to a halt due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the resultant travel curbs.
However, according to the official data, the city airport handled 8,269 flight operations in its international sectors and 11,714 in domestic sectors from June to November.
According to a report published in The New Indian Express (TNIE), Kochi airport is currently handling around 6,000 passengers per day in departures alone, whereas the total passenger traffic is around 12,000 per day.
According to the Airport Authority of India data, the Kochi airport ranked third in international passenger movement with 2,22,192 fliers in October.
Meanwhile, Delhi and Mumbai airports rank first and second with 6,46,268 and 3,10,370 passengers, respectively, TNIE revealed in its report.
As per reports, the Kochi airport witnessed peak traffic with 22,534 passengers and 151 flight operations on Monday, which is the highest since the outbreak of Covid in 2020.
Meanwhile, a Kochi airport official was quoted by TNIE as saying that the flight operations in both domestic and international sectors have begun to match their pre-Covid levels.