Friday, June 18, 2021

Air passenger traffic drops by 63 pc in May

New Delhi: Owing to COVID-19 induced restrictions and apprehensions number of air travelers on domestic routes dropped more than 63 per cent in May in comparison to Apr 2021.
 According to data released by Director General of Civil Aviation on Thursday, 21.15 lakh domestic passengers flew in May 2021 which is 63.06 per cent less than April figure of 57.25 lakh. Also this is the lowest number in ten months since July 2020. 
 Second wave of COVID-19 swept almost entire country in May with number of new cases surpassing four lakh a day during peak. Majority of States had put partial or complete lock-down measures in place. Though air travel was not banned, many states required strict conditions to be fulfilled by in coming passengers. 
 17/06/21 UNI
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