September air passenger traffic up 23 per cent: DGCA

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic increased by 23.46 per cent during September to 82.30 lakh, official data showed on Wednesday.

The domestic passenger traffic during the corresponding month of last year stood at 66.66 lakh.

In August, the passenger traffic rose by 23.98 per cent to 83.81 lakh from 67.60 lakh in the corresponding month last year.

According to the data furnished by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), passenger traffic during January-September period grew by 23.17 per cent.

“Passengers carried by domestic airlines during Jan-Sept 2016 were 726.98 lakh as against 590.21 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 23.17 per cent,” the DGCA said in its statistical analysis for the last month.

–IANS

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