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At 4.5L, domestic air traffic hits all-time single-day high

Domestic air traffic touched an “all-time high” of 4,56,082 passengers in a single day on 30th April, with civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia saying the skyrocketing passenger number is a sign of the country’s rising prosperity.

The country’s domestic air traffic has been on the recovery path for the past many months after being severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic. “Indian domestic air travel hits new high, surpasses pre-Covid Average,” the civil aviation ministry said in a tweet yesterday. A total of 4,56,082 passengers flew on 2,978 flights on 30th April, as per the ministry’s data. “India’s domestic air traffic reaches new heights with an all-time high!” it said. Prior to Covid, the average daily domestic passenger number was 3,98,579. In a tweet, Scindia said that the country’s civil aviation sector is setting new records every day.

In March, domestic carriers flew 128. 93 lakh passengers, an increase of 21. 4 per cent compared to the year-ago period. During the January-March period, the airlines carried 375. 04 lakh passengers, according to the latest data from the aviation regulator DGCA.

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