Jaipur: Jaipur International Airport has got ahead of Lucknow and many other airports in the country in terms of number of daily scheduled flights. A total of 69 scheduled flights are being operated from Jaipur Airport on a daily basis. Of them, 60 flights are domestic, while nine are international.
Lucknow has slid behind Jaipur on the list. The data was recently released by the Airport Authority of India. Delhi was ranked number one with 641 flights followed by Mumbai (459 flights), Bengaluru (320 flights), Chennai (251 flights), Hyderabad (228 flights), Kolkata (224 flights), Kochi (110 flights), Ahmedabad (99 flights), Pune (87 flights), Goa (75 flights) and Lucknow (64 flights).
Jaipur Airport still lags behind in terms of the number of international flights. Jaipur Airport was operating 46 flights daily till March, 2017 lagging behind Guwahati and Lucknow airports. The growth rate suggests that Jaipur will soon race ahead of Goa also.
In the past one year, 23 new flights have been introduced at Jaipur International Airport. Nine new cities were connected in the past one year including Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Chandigarh, Indore, Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi, Surat and Guwahati.
First published: March 4, 2018