Airports Authority of India (AAI) has reported that over 109 lakh passengers have travelled in the last four months through its airports across India. Complementing the passenger count, over 1.22 lakh flights flew to the skies so that this number could become a reality. AAI is a government body which is regulated by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and looks after upgrading and managing the civil infrastructure of aviation in India. This figure of passengers and flights is for the last four months starting May 25, 2020, to September 28, 2020. More on the story ahead.
AAI’s Report of Passengers Travelled on September 28
The domestic aviation industry is seeing some positive with each part of the country demanding more flight travel. On September 28, 2020, in Southern India, a total of 215 flights took to the skies from AAI airports. In these flights, over 15 thousand passengers travelled (8 thousand arrivals and around 7 thousand departures). These figures don’t include the Chennai airport.
As for Western India, on the same date, AAI reported a total of 364 flights took to the skies. Over 30 thousand passengers travelled (16.5 thousand arrivals and 13.5 thousand departures) which is double the number of passengers travelled in southern India. One thing to note is that these figures don’t include the Mumbai airport.
Coming to North-Eastern India, AAI reported a total of 124 flights took to the skies. In these flights, over 11 thousand passengers travelled (5 thousand arrivals and approximately 11 thousand departures). An important thing to note is that this figure is for September 27, 2020, and not for the same date as of September 28, 2020.
Coming to Northern India, AAI reported a total of 350 flights took to the skies on which around 37 thousand passengers travelled (17 thousand arrivals and approximately 20 thousand departures). These figures are for September 27, 2020, and not September 28, 2020.
Even though only a day apart, these figures reflect that in the Northern and Western India, demand for air travel is much higher than the Southern and North-Eastern India. Numbers for each part of India are only expected to grow with time.