Air passenger traffic expected to rise to 126 mn | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

Air passenger traffic expected to rise to 126 mn

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The government expects a rise in domestic air traffic to about 126 million passengers during 2017-18, parliament was told on Tuesday.

“Going by the annual growth rate of 22 per cent (provisional) for the year 2016-17, the domestic air traffic, carried by scheduled Indian carriers, could reach about 126 million passengers during 2017-18,” Minster of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

“The provisional annual growth for the year 2016-17 for international air traffic passengers, carried by scheduled carriers is about 10 per cent,” he added.

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