Indian October domestic air passenger traffic up 20%

New Delhi


Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 104.51 lakh in October -- up 20.52 per cent -- from 86.72 lakh reported for the corresponding month of 2016, official data showed on Friday.

On a sequential basis, total domestic air passenger traffic rose by 16.43 per cent to 95.83 lakh in September.

Data furnished by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) revealed that passenger traffic during the January-October period grew by over 17 per cent.

"Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-October 2017 were 954.45 lakh as against 813.70 lakh during the corresponding period of the previous year, thereby registering a growth of 17.30 per cent," the DGCA said in its monthly domestic traffic report. - IANS