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India's 7 key International airports for 15 years

Enjoy Bhadra's services at Chennai & Kolkata and Calicut, Trivandrum, Trichy, Mangalore & Coimbatore in the Southern Zone.

Bhadra has successfully secured a concession contract for 15 years to provide Ground Handling facilities at 7 international airports as an independent service provider, making it one of the largest Ground Handling service provider of the company.

Chennai Airport - A key destination for Southeast Asia

Third busiest airport in India with more than 55,000* aircraft movements in 2010-11

Most modern international terminal
Two interlinked terminals handle domestic flights connecting 20 destinations across the country

International terminal connects to key destinations like London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain, Dhahran, Jeddah, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sri Lanka, etc.

The most reputed international carriers are operational

Source: AAI, News articles Note: *Aggregate of Pax and Freighters for both domestic and international

Around 34% of the total traffic at Chennai consists of international passengers

  • Over the past 6 years, international passenger traffic as a percentage of total traffic in Chennai was the highest in the country, ranging between 32%-37% and averaging 34%

  • Delhi and Mumbai were the next highest, registering traffic between 31%-35% over the same period

  • Around 70% of the total international arrivals in Chennai are Indian nationals

  • Chennai is an important business hub in the southern region, with key industries including Automobiles, IT & IT enabled services and Textiles

  • Amongst foreign national arrivals, a majority of the passengers are from South Asia (predominantly Sri Lanka)
Source: CAPA India Travel Retail Report, AAI data

Kolkata Airport - A key destination for East Asia

Kolkata is the fifth most busiest airport in India with more than 47,000* aircraft movements per annum

Majority of the domestic airlines provide direct services to and from Kolkata airport

Reputed international careers are operational

Source: Source: AAI, Note: *Aggregate of Pax and Freighters for both domestic and international

Given its unique geographic position, the Kolkata airport has a high percentage of international transit passengers

  • Kolkata is primarily used as a hub to connect to the north-east region of India, connecting to the major north-east cities like Guwahati, Sikkim, Agartala, etc

  • As a result, around 85% of the total passengers are domestic travelers

  • The balance 15% consists of international passengers, of which 6-7% are transit passengers

  • These passengers primarily consist of people travelling to/from either the north-east or Bangladesh, resulting in a high waiting time

  • An analysis by ACI shows that the time spent at the airport has a strong impact on the amount of money spent in shops and restaurants
Source: AAI forecasts and reports, Airports Council International (ACI)

Calicut international airport - One of the key airports in South India

Key airport in South India with large number of international flights to Middle East and Asia

Among top five airports of the country in terms of international aircraft movements

Steps like permitting night parking, installation of Aerobridges etc. are expected to drive the growth further

Huge investment on up-gradation and modernization has triggered the growth in international traffic

Source: Source: AAI, News articles

Trivandrum international airport - a major hub in South India for international aircraft movement

This world-class international terminal is Pax favourite because of its facilities like Aerobridges, elevators, organized parking

Among the top seven airports of the country in terms of International aircrafts movement

Total passenger capacity to increase to 1.33 mn passengers per annum

Modernization and expansion work already completed with total planned investment of over several hundred crores

Source: Source: AAI, News articles

Trichy airport – with huge potential after expansion

One of the non-metro airports selected for INR 200 Crores city side development on public-private partnership model

The airport handles flights to various domestic and international destinations including Chennai, Colombo, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi and Singapore

Envisaging runway extension, apron expansion, construction of new terminal building completed.

AAI has proposed a Phase II expansion on 500 acres including further extension of runway and construction of Cargo hangars, and parking bay

Source: Source: AAI, News articles

Mangalore airport – ready to be regional cargo hub

Handles several daily flights with major cities in Southern and Western India and major cities in the Middle East

Earlier equipped to handle only smaller aircrafts, the Airport has now started handling larger aircrafts such as Airbus A–320, New Generation Boeings, with the construction of new runway in 2006

Has the potential to be a regional cargo hub with a number of leading shipping companies and gulf based freight forward companies eyeing to set up a base at Mangalore

Expansion process includes construction of a new terminal building (INR 165 Crores) and construction of an 43,000 sqm Apron (INR 18 Crores)

Source: Source: AAI, News articles

Coimbatore international airport– on its way to modernization

Expansion includes extension of terminal building

To be modernized with new Aerobridges etc.

Strategic geographic location in South India

Passenger and Cargo handling capacity expected to double post expansion

Source: Source: AAI, News articles

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