Domestic Air Travel In India Sees A Major Boom! 1.24 Passengers Took Flights In August Alone

by Shreya Ghosh
Domestic Air Travel In India Sees A Major Boom! 1.24 Passengers Took Flights In August Alone

Passenger traffic in domestic air travel has witnessed a major uptick in the past month. The aviation industry in India is seeing significant growth and demand and the numbers of August is the biggest proof. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) shared some interesting details and numbers about the previous month’s air travel diaries that represent the major surge in domestic air traffic.

Domestic Air Travel In India Reported A Stunning Surge In August!

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After a long halt in flying and travelling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the aviation industry is indeed booming and bouncing back with some great numbers. In August 2023, domestic air traffic jumped to 1.24 crore. This states that about 1.24 passengers have taken domestic flights in a span of only August. This is a significant rise and air travel increased by 22.81 per cent in the past month, according to a report by the Economic Times.

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The domestic air travel number was 1.01 crore back in August 2022, as shared by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The latest data from the aviation regulator shows how domestic air travel is bouncing back to normal. Taking all the airlines into consideration, the overall number of passengers in the first 8 months of this year is 10.06 crore. In comparison to the first 8 months of 2022, the airlines carried a total of 7.70 crore flyers back then. This is a huge rise of 30.55 per cent, according to a report by dailyO.

Airlines & The Number Of Passengers They Transported

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Many airlines provide domestic services and take passengers to their destinations every day. Here are the numbers of passengers who took off with India’s most well-known airlines.

  • IndiGo transported 78.67 lakh passengers in the last month, according to a report by Business Standard. This airline held the majority, 63.3 per cent of the overall domestic air travel traffic number. IndiGo also recorded the highest on-time performance.
  • Vistara transported a total of 12.17 lakh passengers. In comparison to the other domestic airlines, this airline had the highest load factor last month with 91.3 per cent.
  • 12.12 lakh passengers flew with Air India.
  • For AIX Connect, the number was 9.78 lakh passengers.

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