Air traffic surpasses four lakh mark for two consecutive days in India
New Delhi/IBNS: Domestic flights flew more than four lakh passengers for two successive days, indicating positive signs of recovery for India's civil aviation sector.
Post the impact of Covid-19, passenger travel is recovering but is yet to return to the pre-coronavirus level.
The average flight passenger number is close to 3.70 lakh, and is expected to rise in the upcoming months as usually Dec. and Jan. record higher passenger travel, ET reported citing a Civil Aviation Ministry official.
According to official data, domestic carriers on Nov. 27 had 4,09,831 passengers onboard 2,739 flights, while the number of passengers was 4,05,963 on 2,767 flights on Nov. 26.
Indian carriers have flown 1.14 crore air passengers last month, registering a 10 percent jump in the no. of passengers flown in Sept., as per media reports.
The south Asian nation's air traffic rose to 114.07 lakh by 27 percent in comparison to 89.85 lakh recorded in the same period last year, according to media reports.
In Sept. the air traffic was at 103.55 lakh, as per official data.
On Oct.9, the aviation industry recorded an air passenger number closing on the heels of pre-covid19 level after hitting the four lakh mark, as per media reports.