Passengers wait in line for a security check at the airport in Mumbai. (Photographer: Santosh Verma/Bloomberg News)

Overseas Air Travel Outpaces Domestic Traffic First Time In 15 Months

The number of Indian travelers to international destinations grew at a faster pace than those flying within the country for the first time in 15 months in November.

Passenger growth rate on overseas routes stood at 12.8 percent during the month compared with 11 percent on domestic routes, according to data compiled by BloombergQuint from the website of Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

Overseas Air Travel Outpaces Domestic Traffic First Time In 15 Months

That’s important as passenger growth rate on domestic route for the aviation sector is the lowest since August 2014. Also, the difference between the growth rates is the widest in four years.