KIA AMONG WORLD’S TOP 100 AIRPORTS
In 2016, the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) at Bengaluru has recorded the highest year-on-year passenger traffic growth of 22.5 per cent among the top 100 airports worldwide. The data, analysed by FlightGlobal, a portal that tracks international aviation trends, placed KIA ahead of the Bangkok-based Don Mueang International Airport where the growth rate of traffic was 21.3 per cent. The FlightGlobal research indicated that airports in emerging markets led the way in passenger growth last year. “Airports in India and China were among the fastest growing in 2016. A strong recovery in the Indian market helped drive passenger numbers up more than a fifth at Delhi and Bengaluru and by ten per cent at Mumbai,” stated the report.