Indian Domestic Passenger Traffic 49.6% Lower In November, Says IATA
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Indian Domestic Passenger Traffic 49.6% Lower In November, Says IATA

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Domestic passenger traffic growth in India was 49.6% lower in November last year as compared to the corresponding month in 2019, said global airlines body IATA on Thursday.

"In India, domestic RPKs contracted by 49.6% year-on-year in November vs. 55.6% fall in October. A further improvement is expected in the near-term as more schools and businesses reopen," said a report issued by the International Air Transport Association.

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The IATA, which represents around 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic, measures passenger growth in revenue passenger kilometres, which is calculated by multiplying the number of passengers to the distance travelled by them.

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Scheduled domestic passenger flights resumed in India on May 25 last year after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Currently, Indian carriers are permitted to operate 80% of their pre-Covid domestic flights.

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