January 22nd, 2022 12:57 PM 0 COMMENTS

Domestic Passenger Traffic Surged 6.7% in December

Nearly 1.12 crores passengers travelled by air in December 2021, an increase of 6.7% compared to November 2021, India’s aviation regulatory authority the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), revealed in its monthly statement. In November, the count of domestic air travellers was around 1.05 crores. Taking the yearly count, a total of 8.38 crore people travelled on domestic flights in 2021, registering a 33% increase from 2020, which was... 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

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

May 16th, 2023 11:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

Noida International Airport Collaborates With Amadeus to Enhance Passenger Experience

Noida International Airport (NIA) has signed an agreement with Amadeus to implement passenger processing system (PPS) that will revolutionise the travel experience for passengers. The agreement covers the provision of various services, including common use check-in, boarding, baggage reconciliation, and the integration of biometric capabilities through the DigiYatra platform. Also Read: Airport Updates: Noida International Airport Progress, AAI’s Special Campaign 2.0 and More Amadeus to provide Experience Capabilities Amadeus will... Read More

November 26th, 2022 6:27 PM 0 COMMENTS

Domestic Airlines Carried over 10 Crore Fliers in First 10 Months of 2022

In its monthly report, the nation's aviation watchdog, Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA), reported that domestic air passenger traffic increased annually by 59.16% in the first ten months of 2022. During the same time period, domestic airlines in India carried nearly 10 crore passengers. January-October 2022 Domestic airlines carried 98.83 crore passengers between January and October 2022 compared to 62.96 crore during the same time last year. The increase in... Read More

November 6th, 2022 1:41 AM 0 COMMENTS

Bengaluru’s Air Passenger Levels Have Returned to Pre-Covid-19 Levels

According to the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has returned to pre-COVID-19 passenger levels due to high traffic numbers recorded in the current fiscal year (FY) 2023 until October 26. As per BIAL, passenger traffic volumes increased by more than 102% in domestic travel and by about 85% in international travel in October 2022 when compared to October 2019. "Until the last week of October, the... Read More

November 4th, 2022 9:17 PM 0 COMMENTS

In the Next 7–10 Years, India’s Civil Aviation Sector Is Projected to Carry 400 Million Passengers

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia stated on Wednesday that India's civil aviation sector is anticipated to carry up to 400 million passengers over the next seven to ten years, highlighting the nation's post-pandemic economic rebound. On Wednesday in Goa, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) Asia Pacific Conference was officially inaugurated by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation General VK Singh.... Read More

October 26th, 2022 9:36 PM 0 COMMENTS

On the Day of Diwali, Airlines’ Passenger Load Factor Significantly Declines

On October 24, Diwali Day, most airlines reported lower occupancy, with their passenger load factor falling significantly to the range of 65 to 70% as opposed to 80 to 85% on recent days. On Monday, the day of the Diwali celebration, the largest Indian airline, Indigo, experienced PLF of 64.5%, while Vistara and Air India reported PLFs of 63.5% and 67.3%, respectively. Industry insiders claim that one of the key... Read More

September 10th, 2022 3:55 PM 0 COMMENTS

Tuticorin Airport Is Getting Upgraded to Serve Passengers Better

AAI has taken up the task of upgrading Tuticorin Airport to cater the rising passenger traffic and demand for better services and connections. The up-gradation and development include the extension of the Runway for the operation of A321 type of aircraft, construction of a new apron, new terminal building, technical Block cum control tower and new fire station at cost of Rs 381 crores. Tuticorin Airport New Terminal Building: Spread... Read More

August 6th, 2022 12:29 AM 0 COMMENTS

IATA: Strong Passenger Demand Continues in June; Recovery in Air Travel Remains Strong

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for June 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel remains strong. IATA represents around 290 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic. Here's an overview of what the data says. Total traffic in June 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) was up 76.2% compared to June 2021, primarily propelled by the ongoing strong recovery in international traffic. Globally,... Read More

April 21st, 2022 8:19 PM 0 COMMENTS

For the First Ever Since the Pandemic, India’s Daily Domestic Passengers Exceed 400,000

India has returned to pre-pandemic traffic levels exactly two years and one month after suspending all domestic flights. On April 17th, 407,900 passengers flew within the country, bringing the total back to 2019 levels and indicating that the long-awaited rebound has arrived. Since domestic flights resumed in May 2020, Indian airlines have experienced a series of setbacks, ranging from the government's decision to limit capacity and ticket rates to waves... 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 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

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