Tuesday, September 20, 2016

August air passenger traffic up 24%, says DGCA

New Delhi: Domestic air passenger traffic increased by 23.98 per cent during August to 83.81 lakh, official data showed on Monday.
The domestic passenger traffic during the corresponding month of 2015 stood at 67.60 lakh.
Commenting on the latest data, Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju said in a tweet: "Another month of record growth for Indian aviation. August records 24% - highest worldwide."
The data furnished by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) showed that the passenger traffic during January-August period grew by 23 per cent.
"Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-August 2016 were 644.68 lakh as against 523.55 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 23.14 per cent," the DGCA said in its statistical analysis for the last month.
During July, passenger traffic had risen by 25.82 per cent to 85.08 lakh from 67.62 lakh in the corresponding month in 2015.
The data showed that low-cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet had the highest passenger load factor (PLF) during the month under review at over 93.2 per cent.
20/09/16 PTI/Statesman
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