Today, Union Home Minister Amit Shah met with Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to discuss plans to ease traffic at airports across the country in preparation for a busy summer season.
With the aviation sector continuing to grow and demand expected to exceed pre-pandemic levels, the meeting aimed to review traffic at various airports and devise strategies to alleviate congestion.
The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Home Ministry, Civil Aviation Ministry, and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), along with Mr Shah and Mr Scindia.
Amit Shah Meet Scindia to discuss plans for Airport Management
According to a senior home ministry official who spoke to NDTV. The primary objective of the meeting was to ensure a seamless travel experience for passengers by reducing airport traffic.
The meeting aimed to find ways to reduce the time taken for security check-ins at airports. Further, the civil aviation ministry has received feedback from various airlines indicating a high demand in India’s aviation market. Despite an increase in airfares, even during lean travel seasons.
DGCA Traffic Data
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has announced the final summer schedule for domestic airlines in India, effective from March 26 to October 28.
A total of 22,907 flights will operate from 110 airports across the country. Marking an almost 1,000-flight increase from the winter schedule of 21,941 flights.
This surge in flights reflects the booming aviation sector in India. According to DGCA data, during January-March 2023, domestic airlines witnessed an annual growth of 51.70 percent. Carrying 375.04 lakh passengers compared to 247.23 lakhs in the same period last year.
The aviation sector is expected to experience sustained expansion in the future. Further, aided by the incorporation of new airports and the growth of airlines’ fleets.
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