Aurangabad Airport records 42% pax decrease in Apr-2019 due to Jet Airways exit


Aurangabad Airport records 42pax decrease in Apr2019 due to Jet Airways exitAurangabad Chikkalthana Airport reportedly handled 17,740 passengers in Apr2019, a 42year-on-year decrease (CNBCTV1813Jun2019). The decline is primarily due to Jet Airways suspending services to the airport in Q1-2019

The setback was on the back of the suspension of Jet Airways on April 17. The airline was huffing and puffing since February and was on its last legs in March. The crisis started in October looked steady and controlled until February, after which it went into a whirlwind spiral beyond recovery. Filing up blanks in own schedule and adding capacity on metro routes by airlines post the Jet Airways crisis have hit connectivity to some stations to a large extent and it shows in the data released by the Airports Authority of India for April 2019.
Jet Airways flew two daily flights day between Mumbai and Aurangabad were serviced. Post the suspension of Jet, Aurangabad see a daily A319 service by Air India.

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