Indian Domestic air traffic carried 9.04 million passengers in 2016-17, it went up by 28 percent taking the passengers movement to 11.5 million in 2017-18, according to the data by Director General of Civil Aviation, New Delhi.
The overall growth in the air traffic by 28 percent is the reflection of affordability and connectivity throughout length and breadth of India by and for the domestic passengers, which was unseen during earlier years. One of the reasons for the spurt of domestic tourism is the change of mindset of people intend to travel to new tourism destinations.
Several airlines entry challenging the monopoly of Indian airlines/ AirIndia then has made Indian aviation traffic fastest growing in the recent past to 28.03 percent in March 2018.The demand for jet fuel has gone up by 9.4 percent this year compared to last year's.2.02 million tonnes of aviation fuel used during January- March period this year.
Unusual feat of this season is that peak and lean seasons of the last years are no more valid, there has been a study traffic even during the lean period, thus facilitated achieving the growth, according to the Chief OperatingOffice, Yathra .com. 23.87 percent growth in January 2018, India has been on the top as the worlds fastest growing air passenger market in the world.