The Central Government is providing an exemption for experimental drone flights for vaccine delivery to enhance the scope of their usage in the country and assist the nation in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have already granted a conditional exemption to...
Domestic air passenger traffic went up by 25.13 per cent during last month to 95.79 lakh, according to official data.
Â“Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January 2017 were 95.79 lakh as against 76.55 lakh during the corresponding period of the previous year, thereby registering a growth of 25.13 per cent," said a statement from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The decision of the Government of India to spend $10 billion towards airport infrastructure development is a critical move. India is one the few nations in the globe which has recorded a year-on-year passenger growth of nearly 23 per cent.
The new civil aviation policy is aimed at creating an ecosystem of affordable flying for the masses as well as easing industry-related concerns which were long due. To do so, the policy has addressed issues from the regulatory, financial and operational perspectives in a comprehensive manner in three main areas
The new aviation policy has brought in a lot of forward-looking changes to boost the slumping aviation industry; these changes have been made to make the industry more dynamic and lucrative for all the players and to level the playing field. One of the major changes which have been welcomed by the smaller airlines is that, prior to the policy change, an airline needed to have 20 planes and five years of local operations to fly overseas.
The governmentÂ´s demonetisation move, which reportedly hit demand in several sectors, has not had any impact on air travel in the country. The Indian aviation industryÂ´s strong passenger growth continued unabated in December when domestic airlines flew 23.91 per cent more passengers than a year earlier, according to latest data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
IndiaÂ´s aviation sector is soaring high, with the month-on-month passenger growth for the month of July hitting a record 25 per cent. The total number of passengers carried by domestic airlines during the January to July 2016 period was 560.87 lakh versus 455.95 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year, thereby registering a growth of 23.01 per cent, says the latest data released by DGCA.