Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) has achieved the fifth rank in terms of customer satisfaction and handling among the 53 two-tier airports in the country. The internal survey was done by a private agency for the Airports Authority of India. The 53 airports had handled upto 15 lakh passengers a year.
- The rank was based on the customer satisfaction survey conducted during July to December period 2015.
- The airport was given an overall rating of 4.75 on a five point scale.
- Cleanliness of washrooms and toilets of the airport was given a rating of 4.79, while cleanliness of terminal building stood at 4.82.
About Mangalore Airport
Mangalore Airport formerly known as Bajpe Airport is an international airport serving the coastal city of Mangalore.
- As of 2014, Mangalore Airport has one of highest year-over-year passenger growth rates in India, with a 54% growth in international passenger traffic.
- Mangalore Airport is in a region that receives the highest rainfall in India.
- The operation of international flights started in 2006.
- Establishment – 25 December 1951
- Mangalore lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges and is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara) district in south western Karnataka.
- Beaches – Surathkal, Mukka, Panambur, Tannirbavi and Someshwar.
- Rivers – Netravathi and Gurupur.