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Domestic air traffic rises 4.8 % to 126.48 lakh in Feb

  • IBEF
  • March 18, 2024

In February 2024, domestic air traffic surged by 4.8% year-on-year, reaching 126.48 lakh passengers, according to official data. Despite this growth, over 1.55 lakh passengers experienced flight delays during the same period. Air India's market share increased to 12.8%, while IndiGo's dropped to 60.1%.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) reported a 4.74% annual growth and a 4.80% monthly growth in passenger numbers during January-February 2024. Flight delays affected 1,55,387 passengers, with airlines spending US$ 268,071.70 (Rs. 222.11 lakh) for facilitation. Additionally, cancellations impacted 29,143 passengers, resulting in airlines incurring expenses of US$ 120,644.94 (Rs. 99.96 lakh) for compensation and facilities. Denied boarding affected 917 passengers, prompting airlines to disburse US$ 94,370.02 (Rs. 78.19 lakh) for compensation and facilities. Scheduled domestic airlines received 791 passenger-related complaints in February, with a complaint rate of approximately 0.63 per 10,000 passengers carried.

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