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Domestic air passenger traffic grows by just 3.74% in 2019: DGCA

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In 2018, the domestic air passenger traffic grew by 18.6% to 13.89 crore.

Aviation regulator DGCA on Monday said domestic air passenger traffic grew to 14.41 crore in 2019, an increase of just 3.74% as compared to the previous year.

Commenting on the 2019 data, a senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said, “A bit disappointing. In 2019, we faced headwinds on account of Jet Airways but 2020 is going to be different and the double digit growth should be back sooner rather than later.”

In 2018, the domestic air passenger traffic grew by 18.6% to 13.89 crore.

The domestic air passenger traffic in the month of December last year increased by 2.56% to 1.30 crore compared to the same month in 2018, according to data released by the DGCA on Monday.

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