Domestic passenger traffic at Indian airports increases: Economic Survey

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By Sarkaritel July 9, 2014 15:24

Domestic passenger traffic at Indian airports increases: Economic Survey


New Delhi, July 9 India’s Economic Survey for 2013-14 Wednesday showed a healthy increase of 5.2 percent in the domestic passenger traffic handled at the Indian airports during April-March 2013-14.

According to the Survey, the domestic passenger count at the Indian airports during the period under review stood at 122.43 million passengers from 116.37 million during the corresponding period of 2012-13.

International passenger traffic handled at airports had increased by 8.34 percent at 46.62 million during 2013-14 from 43.03 million in the corresponding period of 2012-13.

The Survey which was tabled in the parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday, a day ahead of the national budget for 2014-15, showed a marginal increase in the international cargo throughput at Indian airports which stood at 1.44 million metric tonnes (MMT) from 1.41 MMT handled during corresponding period of pervious year.

The domestic cargo throughput during 2013-14 grew by 7.7 percent and stood at 0.84 MMT from 0.78 MMT reported in the corresponding period of the previous year.

The Survey showed a positive trend for the industry which has been tough operating condition due to weakening economic activity and high air fares coupled with increasing interest and fuel cost.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel July 9, 2014 15:24