Slowdown hits the skies as aircraft movement drops 1.2%, passenger growth falls under 4%


Jet Airways ending operations and a combination of many other factors such as high fares and the overall economic slowdown in India have led to a decline in aircraft movement over Indian skies this year compared to the last. Jet Airways, India’s oldest privately owned airline with a fleet of 119 planes, stopped operations in April after it ran out of funds.

The monthly air traffic report released last week by the Airports Authority of India showed that international air traffic decreased by 4.2 per cent between April and August 2019, as compared to the same period last year. Domestic air traffic fell by 0.6 per cent during the same period. The overall decrease is 1.2 per cent.

B.S. Bhullar, the Director General of Civil Aviation, explained aircraft movement as “an aircraft take-off or landing at an airport”.  Read More

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