Domestic airlines carried 503.92 lakh passengers between April 22’ – 23’: Ministry of Civil Aviation

New Delhi: Cancellation rate of scheduled domestic flights for April 2023 remained at impressively low rate of 0.47 per cent

BY | Tuesday, 23 May, 2023

The Ministry of Civil Aviation informed domestic airlines carried a record-breaking 503.92 lakh passengers between April 2022 and April 2023, marking a substantial annual growth of 42.85 per cent compared to the previous year’s 352.75 lakh passengers. The figures indicate a growing demand for air travel and highlight the positive trajectory of the aviation sector, the ministry stated.

It also informed that the month on month (MoM) growth rate in the last year has increased by 22.18 per cent, underscoring the sustained momentum of the domestic airline industry. Further, the overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic flights for the month of April 2023 remained at an impressively low rate of 0.47 per cent and that the number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for the month has been at a low of around 0.28.

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This achievement is a result of the meticulous planning, operational efficiency, and proactive measures taken by the ministry and airlines also who have ramped up their operations despite the two-year COVID-19 slowdown to ensure a seamless travel experience for passengers, the ministry added.

The ministry quoted Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel Jyotiraditya M. Scindia on the remarkable achievement. Scindia said, “The efforts of all involved have been instrumental in driving the growth of the aviation sector and positioning India as a global aviation hub. We are delighted to witness the steady expansion of the domestic airline industry, which not only strengthens our economy but also connects people across the country. The Ministry remains dedicated to fostering a conducive environment for the aviation industry to thrive and will continue to collaborate with stakeholders to facilitate sustainable growth and ensure the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and passenger satisfaction.”

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