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November 19 Sets New Record for Domestic Air Passenger Traffic

The josh is high-est sir! India's air passenger traffic breaks the previous day's record, thus marking two consecutive days of historic numbers. More than a feat for the aviation industry, it is a collective achievement for the people of India: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.

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New Delhi, Nov 20 (The Street Press India) – On Sunday, domestic air travel hit a new high with a whopping 456,910 passengers flown by airlines. This marks two back-to-back days of record-breaking numbers in the history of air travel.

On Saturday as well, the official data reveals that air traffic soared to a new peak with 456,748 passengers. It’s another impressive milestone in recent aviation history.

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After the challenges of Covid, India’s domestic aviation has not only made a remarkable turnaround but has also become an inspiring success story. The civil aviation ministry shared on X this Monday that a positive mindset, forward-looking policies, and strong passenger trust are propelling it to new heights with each passing flight, every day.

On Sunday (November 19), there were 456,910 domestic air passengers and 5,958 flight movements, surpassing last year’s figures significantly. Compared to the 393,391 passengers and 5,506 flights on the same day last year, the numbers have notably risen.

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Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia shared the impressive figures on Monday, stating that the country is on an unstoppable path to becoming the world’s largest aviation market.

These two consecutive days also marked the highest post-Covid air traffic, reflecting a significant rebound in the aviation sector.

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India stands as one of the fastest-growing civil aviation markets globally, witnessing an impressive annual growth of nearly 11%, with domestic air passenger traffic reaching 1.26 crore in October.

In October, the Mumbai International Airport (CSMIA) reported a robust 18% growth in passenger traffic, exceeding 4.25 million, compared to the same period last year, as announced on Monday.

CSMIA reported a notable 20% surge in international passengers alone, with over 1.14 million travelers, surpassing the 0.94 million recorded during the same period last year, as mentioned in a release.

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Sk Sahiluddin
Sk Sahiluddin
Sk Sahiluddin is a seasoned journalist and media professional with a passion for delivering accurate and impactful news coverage to a global audience. As the Editor of The Street Press India, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the editorial direction and ensuring the highest journalistic standards are upheld.
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