News/City Updates

Visakhapatnam Airport ranking drops to the last place among 17 Airports survey

The ranking of the Visakhapatnam Airport has dropped and touched the last position in a recent survey among 17 airports in India.

In what can be called saddening news, the ranking of the Visakhapatnam Airport instead of improving has taken a nose dive and reached last place. A shocker if one considers the slew of developments that have taken place in the region and the rankings that Visakhapatnam has secured over time. 17 airports which includes Lucknow, Srinagar, Pune, Trivandrum, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Mangalore, Chennai, Goa, Patna, Jaipur, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Calicut, Coimbatore and Visakhapatnam have been surveyed every quarter. These rankings have been released after the third quarter report by Airport Service Survey.

Airport Service Survey conducts the survey on behalf of Airports Authority of India. For Vizag, the results have dipped after the first 2 quarters. Out of 5 points, 4.04 was for January to March, 4.17 was from April to June and for August to October it was 3.97. The global visibility instead of upping the scores is witnessing a downward trend. This even comes after factors such as cleanliness rating of the airport and washrooms gets third rank. This has seen a downward spiral too. Other factors among the 33 parameters are parking facilities, restaurants and eating facilities, availability of baggage cart and trolleys, waiting time in check in queues, helpfulness of check in staff etc which are reportedly not satisfactory.

Vizag will no doubt be sorry to hear this and we hope that with the improvement in Visakhapatnam as a Smart City and global It hub, the Airport improves too.

With inputs from Deccan Chronicle.

Share
Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

Vamsikrishna Srinivas faces trouble from own partymen in Visakha South

Even as the nomination process is set to begin on Thursday, 18 April 2024, the…

4 hours ago

Visakhapatnam court delivers verdict on 1996 Dalit youths tonsure case

A landmark verdict was delivered by the Visakhapatnam court today, on 16 April 2024, in…

23 hours ago

Five youths apprehended for stone-pelting incident targeting CM Jagan

On Tuesday, 16 April 2024, the Vijayawada City Police reportedly detained five suspects in the…

24 hours ago

IMD sounds heatwave alert in Visakhapatnam: Check areas affected and safety tips

For residents of Andhra Pradesh (AP), respite from the scorching sun seems far-off as the…

1 day ago

NITI Aayog Grants Atal Incubation Centre to IIM Visakhapatnam

The Indian Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam (IIMV) has been bestowed with an Atal Incubation Centre…

2 days ago

Stone thrown at Chandrababu Naidu in Gajuwaka 

Close on the heels of the attack on Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in…

3 days ago