The airport industry briefing

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News in Numbers


December 2021



16.8 million


Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (Kolkata) International Airport

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (Kolkata) International Airport is a civil airport located in West Bengal, India, about 17km from the centre of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), named in the honour of Bengali Indian patriot Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The airport handled around 22 million passengers in 2019-2020.

Source: Airport Technology

Conakry Gbessia International Airport

Conakry Gbessia International Airport, the main airport in the Republic of Guinea, is being expanded and modernised to increase its capacity and improve passenger service and safety. The airport capacity will be tripled to handle more than 1.5 million passengers a year by 2031 from the current 550,000 passengers a year approximately. The freight handling capacity of the airport will also be quadrupled.

Source: Airport Technology

Sardar International Airport, Ahmedebad

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is located at Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, India. It is operated by the Airport Authority of India and serves the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. The airport is named after former Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Source: Airport Technology


Airports Council International (World) Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira, after ACI World called on governments to recognise airport workers as essential to vaccination programmes in December 2020:

“Aviation will also be a key engine, driving the recovery from the pandemic through the movement of essential goods, including, of course, the vaccines, and through the economic and social benefits that are delivered to the communities airports serve. Around 60% of those employed in aviation work at airports so it is important that governments recognise airport workers as essential and are prioritised for vaccination so they can help deliver the recovery that they world needs.”

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) director-general Kevin Shum, after CAAS and the UK Civil Aviation Authority signed two collaborative agreements to further strengthen their bilateral partnership:

“CAAS and the UKCAA have enjoyed a long-standing close relationship. These new agreements reinforce our shared commitment to advance aviation safety, strengthen civil aviation development and support our industries. The TA-M will benefit some 70 aviation maintenance organisations in Singapore and the UK.”