There has been a considerable rise in the number of passengers travelling out from Pune via air. On an average, daily, 4,500 to 5,000 passengers depart from Pune to various parts of the country from the Lohegaon airport.
On April 9, 6,007 passengers flew out from Pune, the highest single-day figure for April so far. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) is taking strict safety precautions at the Pune airport for passengers.
As per data shared by AAI Pune, on April 1 the arriving passengers were 4,434, which then remained constant throughout the week. Departing passengers have seen a gradual increase, with 5,560 passengers leaving on April 1; and 6,007 passengers departing on April 9.
Speaking anonymously, an AAI official at the arrivals lounge at Lohegaon airport said, “As Covid cases surge in Pune, air traffic, especially the outgoing passengers, is on the rise for the last 10 days.