Over the course of this past weekend, domestic aviation traffic in the nation exceeded 4 lakhs for two straight days. On Saturday, airlines carried 4,05,963 people on 2,767 flights. Even on Sunday, there was an increase, bringing the total to 4,09,831.
Aviation Traffic Crosses 4L Mark
This is the first time after a long time that domestic aviation traffic has exceeded 4 lakh for two days in a row.
The number of passengers carried by domestic aircraft between January and October 2022 was 9.88 crores, up from 6.20 crores during the same period the previous year, representing a 59.16 percent yearly growth and a 26.95 percent monthly growth in domestic aviation traffic.
According to data from the aviation watchdog DGCA, domestic airlines carried about 1.14 crore passengers in the nation during October, compared to 89.85 lakh during the previous year.
Restoration in Aviation Traffic
According to industry insiders, the number of Covid-19 instances has been trending downward over the past several weeks, which has led to the return of normalcy in airline traffic. Additionally, the government has gradually lifted several limitations.
The government has declared that wearing masks is not required for flights. The country’s lower and higher airfare restrictions are being removed, the aviation regulator previously proclaimed.
The action was taken following negotiations on eliminating the fare bands for domestic flights among the interested parties, including government agencies and airlines. The lifting of pricing caps, according to carriers, is necessary for the full recovery of domestic aviation traffic.