January 14th, 2022 4:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

India’s Air Traffic Recovery Could Be Delayed to the End of 2023: CRISIL

Due to the crippling effects of the second COVID-19 wave in India, air traffic is predicted to drop in the 2022 fiscal, and the total recovery will only be possible by the fourth quarter of the following year, Indian analytical company CRISIL said in a report. However, despite modest debt servicing requirements, robust business models and healthy liquidity covers will sustain airport operators' credit quality this fiscal year. CRISIL's forecast... Read More

November 15th, 2021 10:12 PM 0 COMMENTS

Aviation Sector in India Sees Air Traffic Nearing Pre-COVID Levels

The month of November has brought a big sigh of relief for the aviation sector of India as the country witnesses the daily domestic air traffic reach closer to what it was pre-covid. According to the statistics, On November 14, a total of 385,661 passengers departed from various destinations across the country. These numbers are the highest for a day ever since the flights resumed last year in May after... Read More

November 19th, 2020 11:42 AM 0 COMMENTS

Air Traffic in India Improved 33.67% Month Over Month: DGCA

The air traffic in India improved by 33.67% month-over-month (MoM) basis in October 2020 as compared to the previous month. During September 2020, air traffic in India stood at 39.43 lakh fliers. But this stat improved quite drastically in October. During the month, the air traffic grew to 52.7 lakh fliers which is 13.27 lakh more fliers taking to the skies. This is certainly good news for the Indian aviation... Read More

July 16th, 2020 6:00 AM 0 COMMENTS

Domestic Air Traffic Growth of India Decreased to 13.34% in October, Lowest in Last 14 Months: DGCA

According to the data unveiled by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India has reported 13.34% of domestic air traffic growth in October 2018. During October, around 1.18 crore passengers flew on domestic flights. The percentage is the lowest in the last 14 months. The Passenger Load Factor (PLF) that determines the airline’s occupancy too has reported a slowdown. The decrease is evident for most carriers, including IndiGo, AirAsia... Read More

July 16th, 2020 3:49 AM 0 COMMENTS

AAI, Boeing Join Hands to Modernize India’s Air Traffic Management

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has signed a technical assistance agreement with the US-based aviation giant Boeing to modernize the air traffic management of the country. For the purpose, the duo will develop a roadmap within 18 months. The project will also have financial assistance from the United States Trade Development Agency (USTDA). As a part of the project, Boeing will scrutinize the existing air traffic management technologies used... Read More

July 16th, 2020 3:48 AM 0 COMMENTS

DGCA Proposes Duty Time Limits for Air Traffic Services Staff

The regulatory body for civil aviation, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has proposed that the duty period of an Air Traffic Services (ATS) staff has to stay within the limits of 12 hours a day. The proposal came as a part of the draft Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) on ‘Watch Duty Time Limitations and Rest Requirements of Air Traffic Services Personnel in Air Traffic Services’. According to the... Read More

June 24th, 2019 7:02 PM 0 COMMENTS

2.9% Increase in Domestic Air Traffic Passenger, 93.9% Passenger Load Factor for SpiceJet: DGCA Report May 2019

The domestic air traffic passenger in the country has increased by 2.9% in May, according to the latest report released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The aviation regulator attributes the growth to the ongoing tourist season. All domestic airlines together flew 1.22 crores passenger in May. Among the airlines, IndiGo flew 59.80 lakhs of passengers, followed by SpiceJet that flew 18.03 lakhs of people. Air India took... Read More

June 4th, 2019 1:44 PM 0 COMMENTS

India’s Air Traffic Falls for the First Time in Five Years: IATA

India’s domestic aviation traffic has recorded its first negative growth rate in April since January 2014, according to The International Air Transport Association (IATA). The domestic traffic has fallen 0.5% year-on-year. The demise of Jet Airways is cited as a possible reason for this drop. Over the past five years, annual growth has averaged a pace close to 20%. The main explanation for this dramatic slowing is the exit of... Read More

August 9th, 2022 4:50 PM 0 COMMENTS

Upcoming Greenfield Airports in India to Cater for the Needs of Growing Air Passenger Traffic

The expansion of the Airports/Airline network, in a way, signifies the demand, socio-economic development and growth of a particular region. As numerous employment opportunities, growth and brand of a country also lie in the Airline Industry, being International, care should be taken such that the growth happens organically. The country's brand image also lies in the Airline Sector as it caters to International Passengers and Communities. In this story, we... Read More

January 31st, 2022 3:07 PM 0 COMMENTS

Cochin Airport Claims the Third Position in International Passenger Traffic: AAI

Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is the third busiest airport in India, according to the latest statistics released by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The airport stood at the third position in the country in terms of international traffic in December 2021, a feat it has been enjoying for more than a year. According to AAI’s data on international passenger traffic, Cochin airport recorded 3,01,338 passengers. Delhi Indira Gandhi... Read More

January 27th, 2022 6:39 PM 0 COMMENTS

Passenger Traffic at Tiruchi Airport Reached 80-90% of the Pre-COVID Days by December 2021, Says Airport Official

The Tiruchi international airport handled over 3.3 lakh international passengers and more than 1.5 lakh domestic passengers during 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, says the airport’s officiating airport director J. Unnikrishnan. It had operated more than 1,000 flights to one destination, Singapore, in 2021, which is a milestone that no other airport can claim. Unnikrishnan was addressing the gathering at Tiruchi airport after unfurling the national flag on Republic Day... Read More

January 25th, 2022 1:21 PM 0 COMMENTS

Bengaluru International Airport Witnesses a 18.9% Growth in the Passenger Traffic in CY 2021

The Bengaluru International Airport has witnessed an 18.9% escalation in its passenger traffic year-on-year basis to 16.07 million in the calendar year 2021. The airport operator informed that this upsurge comes on the back of double-digit growth in the domestic passenger volume. The domestic passenger traffic has seen a growth in light of the increased speed of vaccination and ease of travel restrictions imposed by the states due to the... Read More

January 11th, 2022 3:48 PM 0 COMMENTS

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Remains Significantly Lower in Contrast to Pre-Pandemic Period

A report from rating agency ICRA suggests that domestic air passenger traffic in the country stayed 44% down to 111 lakhs in April to December of 2021 in comparison to the same time period of the financial year 2020 but saw a jump of 52% when compared to December 2021. The rating agency said that the domestic air passenger traffic lingered at 73 lakhs in December 2020. The report also... Read More

October 19th, 2021 2:59 AM 0 COMMENTS

Delhi Airport Hub Traffic to Get Boosted as AIR India Revives

As TATAs take over the financially struggling AIR India, the airline is expected to expand its domestic and international operations in the foreseeable future. This has resulted in GMR run Delhi airport expecting a 25% surge in the next three years. The Indira Gandhi National Airport is already a hub for AIR India, Vistara which also has TATAs majority interest, and Indigo Airlines and is also the country’s largest aerodrome.... Read More

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