By Staff Correspondent
The latest statistics submitted by various domestic airlines in India reveal a significant passenger surge, with a reported 503.92 lakh passengers, as per the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Tuesday announcement. This demonstrates a notable annual expansion of 42.85% compared to the previous year’s count of 352.75 lakh passengers.
Resilience of Aviation Industry Exhibited Through Major Passenger Growth
The Ministry emphasised the marked increase in passenger figures as a testament to the vigour and resilience of India’s aviation sector, underlining the continuing endeavours to boost connectivity and offer convenient travel options for the populace. The uptick in numbers signals an escalating demand for air travel and demonstrates a promising progression for the aviation industry.
22.18% Increase in MoM Growth Rate Observed Between April 2022 & 2023
In addition, the report detailed a 22.18% rise in the month-on-month (MoM) growth rate between April 2022 and April 2023, highlighting the persistent buoyancy of the domestic airline industry. The Ministry attributes this consistent ascent to the cooperative efforts of airlines, airports, and the Ministry itself in cultivating a safe, efficient, and passenger-centric aviation environment.
Cancellation Rate for Domestic Flights Maintains a Low 0.47%
In another remarkable accomplishment, the cancellation rate for scheduled domestic flights for the month of April was reported to be a mere 0.47%, while complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for the same period averaged at a low of 0.28. These achievements reflect meticulous planning, operational efficiency, and proactive strategies employed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and airlines, ensuring a smooth travel experience for passengers despite the two-year COVID-19 slowdown.
India’s Domestic Airline Industry Expansion Welcomed
Reacting to these developments, Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, Jyotiraditya M Scindia, expressed his gratitude, saying, “The collective efforts of all parties have been pivotal in fostering the growth of the aviation sector and positioning India as a significant global aviation hub. We are thrilled to observe the continuous expansion of our domestic airline industry, a factor that bolsters our economy and bridges distances across the nation. The Ministry is committed to creating an optimal environment for the aviation industry’s prosperity and will continue to join hands with stakeholders to promote sustainable growth and uphold the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and passenger satisfaction.”
These positive growth trends in the domestic airline industry underscore the resilience and adaptability of India’s aviation sector, confirming its vital role in the global aviation field. With an emphasis on safety, efficiency, and customer satisfaction, the industry is well-positioned for continued upward progression, providing seamless travel experiences for national passengers.