With an increase of almost four million passengers from last year, Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore has grown by more than 25% in a yearâ€™s time in this regard.
In 2015, Bangalore airport handled over 18 million passengers of which almost 15 million were domestic flyers.
The increase has been 15.8% and 27% in international and domestic sectors respectively.
The year also saw the busiest day of operations since the start of airport operations when it clocked 63, 769 passengers on 4 December 2015 making it as the highest single day traffic with 457 ATMs.
In terms of movement there was an increase of 12.7% in total ATMs. ATMs or Air Traffic Movement is the sum of total touch downs and take offs.
In 2015, on average over 50,500 passengers travelled via the airport every day with the busiest domestic routes from KIAB are Delhi, Mumbai and Pune respectively.
In September, the airport became the first airport in the country to witness three new international flight arrivals in a span of 24-hour setting a new records for airports in India. Nepal Airlines, Thai Air Asia and Kuwait airways commenced operations from Bangalore in September
Currently, the airport connects 44 airlines to 67 destinations in India and globally with the ratio of domestic-international passenger at 81.9% and 18.1% while the ratio of leisure to business travelers is 50:50.
The airport also won some awards like World HRD Congress Award for Dream Company to work for in the Airlines and Aviation sector, Best Airport and Best Aviation Marketing Team at the South India Travel Awards, Runner-up in the Airport Traffic Growth Awards in the 10m-20m passenger traffic category in Asia, India Cargo Awards West & South 2015.