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For two consecutive days, domestic airplane passenger traffic the country passed the four lakh mark this weekend.



Airlines carried 4,05,963 passengers on Saturday and operated 2,767 flights. The growth continued even on Sunday with the number increasing to 4,09,831.

This is the first time in recent months that domestic aviation traffic has crossed the 4 lakh mark for two consecutive days.

Domestic air traffic in the country continues to grow as passengers are carried domestic airlines in January–October 2022 was 9.88 crores against 6.20 crore during the corresponding period of the previous year, registering an annual growth rate of 59.16 percent and a monthly growth rate of 26.95 percent.

According to DGCA data from the aviation regulator, nearly 1.14 crore passengers were carried by domestic airlines in the country in October, up from 89.85 lakh during the corresponding period last year.

Industry sources said the number of Covid-19 cases has shown a downward trend in recent weeks, leading to the return to normality in aviation. In addition, the government has also gradually abolished various restrictions.

Recently, the government announced that wearing masks on flights is not mandatory. Earlier, the aviation regulator announced that it would lift the lower and upper limits on airline tickets in the country. It came about after discussions among stakeholders, including the government and airlines, about scrapping the fare classes for domestic airline tickets. Airlines believed that lifting the price caps is necessary for a full recovery of domestic air traffic.

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