Bombay: Domestic air passengers grew 67 percent year-on-year to around 87-88 lakh in October due to a steady decline in Kovid-19 infection cases and holiday season demand. This information has been provided in an Icra report. According to the credit rating agency Icra, the number of domestic air passengers in October 2020 was 52.71 lakh.
Additionally, domestic airlines operated 46 percent more flights with 72,000 in October this year compared to 49,150 in October 2020, Icra said. Sequentially, the number of flights in October 2021 was approximately 18 percent higher. However, the challenge persists in the short term due to rising jet fuel (ATF) prices. fuel prices in November 2021.
There was a gradual increase of 9 percent. ICRA Vice President and Region Head Supriyo Banerjee said that as of October 2021, the average daily flights were around 2,400, which is significantly higher than the 1,585 in October 2020. In September 2021, this number was around 2,100. He said that during October this year, the average number of passengers per flight was 122, while in the previous month an average of 117 passengers traveled per flight.