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Indian Domestic Air Traffic Soars by 42.85% in Jan-June 2023: DGCA Report

DGCA data reveals significant growth with a surge in passenger numbers and reduced cancellations

New Delhi, 13 July (City Times): The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has reported a remarkable surge in Indian domestic air traffic during the first half of 2023, with a staggering 42.85% increase compared to the same period last year. According to the latest statistics released by the DGCA, passenger numbers soared to 760.93 lakhs, up from 572.49 lakhs recorded between January and June 2022.

Significant Growth in Domestic Airlines

The DGCA report highlighted a robust annual growth rate of 32.92% for Indian domestic airlines during the first half of 2023, with a monthly growth rate of 18.78%. This positive trend underscores the revival and expansion of the aviation industry in the country.

Continued Momentum: January-May 2023

Earlier data released on June 15, 2023, by the DGCA showcased the steady growth in air travel. Passenger numbers for January-May 2023 stood at 636.07 lakhs, compared to 467.37 lakhs during the corresponding period in 2022, marking a substantial increase.

Impressive Performance in May 2023

In May 2023 alone, Indian domestic airlines carried a remarkable 132.14 lakh passengers, exhibiting an annual growth rate of 36.10% and a monthly growth rate of 15.24%. This surge in air travel indicates a growing preference for domestic flights as restrictions ease and travel confidence returns.

Noteworthy Cancellation Rate

The DGCA report also emphasized the commendable performance of scheduled domestic airlines, with an overall cancellation rate of just 0.44% in May 2023. However, it is noteworthy that Go First ceased its operations on May 3, impacting the overall cancellation rate for the month.

Passenger Satisfaction Remains High

Despite the surge in air traffic, the DGCA reported a mere 556 passenger-related complaints received by scheduled domestic airlines in May 2023. The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for the month stood at an impressively low 0.42, indicating a satisfactory level of service.

The significant growth in Indian domestic air traffic not only highlights the resilience of the aviation sector but also signifies a rebound in the overall travel industry. With passenger numbers on the rise, domestic airlines are expected to continue expanding their operations and introducing new routes, catering to the increasing demand for air travel within the country.

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