JHARSUGUDA : Veer Surendra Sai Airport (VSS), Jharsuguda registered a decline of 18% in a total number of air travellers in the month of July 2019 as compared with the previous June month.
In the month of July, the airport recorded around 16,000 passengers where as compared to June month where it had recorded 19,000 passengers.
This has been said in a press statement issued by the Jharsuguda Airport Director Sudesh Kumar Chauhan. He told that the reason behind the 18% decline in air travellers is due to the rainy season which is a usual trend available in the aviation industry and another reason is the withdrawal of Spicejet’s Delhi-Jharsuguda-Delhi Flight on every Monday, which accounted 189 passengers on one way.
He also informed that On an average of 525 passengers transit through Jharsuguda Airport and till now over 59,000 air travellers have travelled to various destinations served by Spicejet and Alliance air from VSS, Jharsuguda.
The recent upgrade of the navigational infrastructure by commissioning of , Doppler Very High-Frequency Omni Range (DVOR) & Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), where DGCA has already permitted the Spicejet airlines for utilising it, by which the minimum required visibility has been reduced to 2100 meter and 1500 meter for Boeing 737 and Q-400 aircraft respectively from earlier 5000 meter, due to which it will reduce the diversion or cancellation of the flights due to weather-related problem in future.