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 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

November 19th, 2021 9:34 AM 0 COMMENTS

Passenger Traffic Near Pre-COVID Levels, Aviation Sector to Grow

The air passenger traffic in India is growing at a rapid pace. It has already reached near the pre-COVID levels. The government has also allowed the airlines to be able to operate flights at a 100% of their capacity. According to a PTI report, domestic air passenger volume grew by 70.86% to 89.95 lakh in October 2021. Compared to 52.71 lakh passengers last year, this year’s numbers are very positive... Read More

July 16th, 2020 3:56 AM 0 COMMENTS

The Decline of Passenger Traffic in Delhi Airport May Harm DIAL’s Credit Rating: Moody’s Investors Report

The passenger traffic at the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has dropped 12.7% year-on-year in May 2019, according to the data from the Aviation Authority of India (AAI). Such a decline in traffic is a sharp turnaround from the average annual increase of 15% between 2016 and 2018. The drop in the passenger traffic will hurt the credit metrics of the airport midst its expansion plans, says the US-based... Read More

July 16th, 2020 3:55 AM 0 COMMENTS

Air Passenger Traffic Grows 3.3% in May 2019: ICRA

After a drop of 4.4% in April, Air passenger traffic in India has reported a growth of 3.3% in May 2019, according to ICRA report. The growth is attributed to the capacity increase of the airlines and the resulted moderation of airfare. IndiGo and SpiceJet have added around 15 and 25 aircraft in April and May 2019, registering a fleet growth of 7% and 33% respectively from March 2019. The... Read More

October 14th, 2019 7:10 PM 0 COMMENTS

DGCA Expects Healthy Rise in Air Passenger Traffic Despite Economic Slowdown

Even with an economic slowdown underway and with a major domestic carrier grounded, the Indian Civil Aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) expects a healthy rise in the air passenger traffic in 2019. Arun Kumar, Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), spoke to IANS in an interview and remarked that the reason why the industry will see a rise in passenger traffic is... Read More

October 10th, 2019 7:19 PM 0 COMMENTS

New IATA Report on Air Passenger Traffic Points Towards Slowdown in India and Australia: Check Highlights Here

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has today published the global passenger traffic data for the August month and the report shows that the air passenger traffic (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) has gone up by 3.8% as compared to the same period previous year. As opposed to this figure, the increase was only 3.5% in July. August capacity also (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by... Read More

July 4th, 2019 6:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Global Passenger Traffic Reports a Year-on-Year Growth of 4.5%: IATA

The global passenger traffic for May 2019 has shown a year-on-year growth of 4.5%, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Although this is a growth from the last two months, it remains lesser than the 20-year average growth rate of 5.5%. The airline capacity climbed by 2.7%, and the passenger load factor increased by 1.4% to 81.5%. Passenger demand growth has slowed compared to the past two years. This... 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 11th, 2022 7:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

White House Lifts Mandatory Covid Testing in Airlines for Inbound Passengers

Airlines have been pleading for months to lift a pandemic-era ban on international arrivals. The business may rue having its common request granted just ahead of the busiest time of year for travel now that the White House has eliminated mandated Covid testing for inbound travellers. Travelers via air, like those at land ports of entry, will no longer be required to provide negative Covid test results as on June... 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

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