Rajiv Gandhi International Airport dull performance

The domestic passenger traffic at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here has not witnessed any growth during the current year and is concerned at the development, the airport operators said Thursday.

The world-class airport registered 13 percent growth in the passenger traffic and handled 8.6 million passengers during 2011-12.

Out of 8.6 million passengers the airport handled last year, 1.85 million were international passengers. The domestic international traffic ratio which was 75:25 last year, is likely to become 70:30 this year.

Currently Hyderabad airport has five domestic airlines operating to 32 destinations and 11 international carriers operating to 16 destinations.

The airport handled last year handled 86,000 tonnes of cargo, a growth of 15 percent. The growth during last few years has been 18 to 20 percent.