Monday, March 14, 2022

Air passenger traffic returning to pre-pandemic level, says Union Civil Aviation Minister Scindia

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday said in the Rajya Sabha that passenger traffic in the aviation sector has almost returned to the pre-pandemic level in the country.

"The maximum number of passengers in India per day in pre-Covid times were close to about 4 lakh. We reached a level of 3.83 lakhs per day in the month of December. So we are very well on our way back to recovery, roughly about 5 to 6 percent off from pre-pandemic level," Scindia said.

Referring to the hardships faced by the aviation sector in the last two years due to Covid-19, he further said that this sector was badly affected on the economic front and in the third Covid wave, the passenger traffic went down to almost about 1.60 lakh passengers per day.

"I am pleased to inform the House that yesterday we again reached a level of 3.8 lakh passengers per day. We are seeing a resuscitation in the sector and with that, we hope to see a rebound in terms of employment opportunities," the Minister said.

14/03/22 IANS/IndiaTV

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