Madurai International Airport (IXM) has handled 7.16 lakh passengers in the year 2014. Out of them, around 5.22 lakh were domestic passengers and 1.94 lakh were international passengers. It is an increase of 11.96% compare to the last year.
This is the first for IXM to handle more than 7 lakh passengers in a year and more than 65,000 passengers in a single month. On average, 59700 passengers used IXM each month.
IXM also recorded a load of 76% overall for the year 2014.
Within the year 2014……
Highest number of pax handled in a month
Domestic – 48450 pax in January
International – 19903 pax in August
Overall – 67129 pax in January
Highest load in a month
Domestic – 94% in April
International – 89% in June
Overall – 90% in May
2014 vs 2013
Due to runway closure in Dubai International Airport, Spice Jet cancelled its Madurai – Dubai flight in May, June and part of July. So there is less or negative growth in these months. Also, domestic operation was disrupted due to the crisis within Spice Jet in Dec. It affected the growth of IXM as Spice Jet is the largest carrier of IXM. Hence the negative growth in December. Otherwise, IXM registered a moderate growth of 12% overall.
Total Pax and LF
Month-wise Pax and LF
*Highest Load and Pax are marked in Red
Detailed month by month load