India's September domestic air passenger traffic up 16%

New Delhi


Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 95.83 lakh in September -- up 16.43 per cent -- from 82.30 lakh reported for the corresponding month of 2016, official data showed on Wednesday.

On a sequential basis, total domestic air passenger traffic had risen by 15.63 per cent to 96.90 lakh in August.

Data furnished by the civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) revealed that passenger traffic during the January-September period grew by almost 17 per cent.

"Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-September 2017 were 849.94 lakh as against 726.98 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 16.91 per cent," the DGCA said in its monthly domestic traffic report.-IANS