Tiruchi international airport had received more than 90,000 passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic with 600 services catering to 11 countries directly and many nations indirectly, Airport Director S. Dharmaraj said on Tuesday.
Speaking at the Republic Day celebrations organised at the airport premises, Mr. Dharmaraj said Tiruchi airport had regular weekly flights from Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dammam and Kuwait under the Vande Bharat Missions. The Tiruchi airport had obtained no objection certificate for the construction of a new technical block – cum- Air Traffic Control Tower and the construction works would begin after the completion of the tendering process.
On the cargo front, Mr. Dharmaraj said the Tiruchi airport had handled over 1,400 metric tonnes of freight during COVID-19 pandemic from July to December 2020. New flight information display system with an automated announcement had been commissioned at the airport at a cost of ₹ 1.24 crore.