Domestic air passenger traffic in India grew 8.4% in February: IATA

NEW DELHI: Domestic in India experienced 8.4 percent growth in February compared to the corresponding month in 2019, global airline body IATA said Thursday, noting that the new coronavirus had minimal impact on the airline sector. country aviation.

RPKs (revenue per kilometer of passengers) increased in India (8.4 percent year-on-year) as local carriers increased demand for air travel by reducing air fares in the typically weak travel season, the International Association said of Air Transport (IATA) in a sentence.

IATA, which represents around 300 airlines representing 82 percent of global air traffic, measures passenger growth in terms of RPK, which is calculated by multiplying the number of passengers with the distance traveled by them.

Globally, RPKs contracted by 14.1 percent year-on-year in February due to the coronavirus pandemic, the worst performance since the September 11 terror attacks, IATA said.

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