GROWTH OF AIR PASSENGERS AND AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN TAMIL NADU

The growth rate of air passengers, air cargo and airlines operations in the Non-metro irports in Tamil Nadu in 2005-06 are: 46.7%, 11.4% and 31.1% at Coimbatore; 12.8%, 114.8% and 23.6% at Trichy; and 12.9%, -15.9% and 0.9% at Madurai Airport. This information was given to the Parliament, by Shri Praful Patel, Minister for Civil Aviation.

Various development works have been taken up by Airports Authority of India (AAI) to meet the growth rate of air passengers, air cargo and airlines operations in Non-metro airports in Tamil Nadu.

Works related to extension and strengthening of runway is completed; expansion and strengthening of apron is expected to be completed by December 2006 and there is also proposals for expansion and modification of existing terminal building, construction of a new integrated terminal building complex and expansion of existing cargo complex with associated apron at Coimbatore airport.

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