In terms of international passenger traffic, Bengaluru entered the top five Indian cities in the third quarter of 2022 (July-September).
Story so far: Bengaluru, with a 6.5% passenger share, ranked fifth among the top five Indian cities in terms of international passenger traffic during the third quarter of 2022, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s analytical report on the quarterly international traffic statistics. The number of passengers flying into and out of India has significantly grown since the Ministry of Civil Aviation opened the country’s international airspace on March 27.
- Delhi, followed by Mumbai and Chennai, occupied the top three positions, while Kochi was in the fourth spot.
Jumping back: Bengaluru’s previous appearance in the top five was in the first quarter of 2020, before COVID, with a passenger share of 6.7%. Due to the pandemic, India closed its airspace on March 23, 2020.
- In 2019, Bengaluru held the fourth position with a passenger share that varied between 7% and 7.8%, placing it among the top five.