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Cancellation rate for domestic airlines is 2% in July 2019: DGCA

The overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for the month of July 2019 has been 1.74%, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Air Asia recorded least cancellations at 0.25 per cent, followed by GoAir at 0.46 per cent. Vistara was at the third spot recording 1.27 per cent of cancellations, while IndiGo was fourth at 1.33 per cent. SpiceJet recorded 1.59 per cent cancellations, while Air India was at 4.14 per cent.

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India ranks third in domestic air passenger traffic growth: IATA

The domestic market of India continues to perform strongly, again registering double digit growth over the year to February, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA). China and Russia topped the growth chart with 11.4 per cent and 10.1 per cent year-on-year growth rates respectively. This marks the 54th consecutive month of double-digit domestic RPK growth for India. A generally solid economic backdrop, combined with continued growth in the number of airport pairs have all contributed to this sustained growth performance.

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Domestic aviation grows at 7 per cent from January-February YoY: DGCA

 Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-February 2019 were 238.56 lakhs as against 222.09 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year, according to a latest report by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The passenger load factor in February 2019 has shown increasing trend primarily due to airlines offering promotional fares resulting in increased demand. Domestic air traffic has grown by 7.42 per cent from January-February YoY.

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Domestic aviation grows at 18.6 per cent from January-December YoY: DGCA

Domestic air traffic has grown by 18.6 per cent from January-December YoY, according to a latest report by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-December 2018 were 1389.76 lakhs as against 1171.76 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year. The passenger load factor in the month of December 2018 has increased compared to previous month primarily due to the ongoing tourist season.

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Make in-flight announcements in local language: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an advisory stating that airlines may consider using local language for in-flight announcements “to extent feasible”. Moreover, in order to enhance awareness about the cultural heritage of India, pilots can make in-flight announcements about important monuments or sites enroute the flight, the advisory said. Announcements in local language would be in addition to the ones made in Hindi and English, according to the DGCA advisory. The DGCA clarified in its latest advisory that airlines may make the aforementioned additional in-flight announcements without compromising any safety requirements or core job functions of crew members. “It is made clear that the above announcements be made without compromising safety of operations at any stage,” the advisory added. In 2016, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had issued a circular asking airports under its control to make public announcements in the local language followed by Hindi and English. There are more than 100 operational airports in India. “To enhance awareness about cultural heritage of India, pilot can make in-flight announcement about the important monument or site (such as the Taj Mahal, the Konark Temple, the Ajanta Ellora, the Statue of Unity, etc), which are enroute the flight,” the DGCA advisory stated.

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Domestic aviation grows at 19.21% from January-November YOY: DGCA

Domestic air traffic has grown by 19.21 per cent from January-November YOY, according to a latest report by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-November 2018 were 1262.83 lakhs as against 1059.34 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year. The passenger load factor in the month of November 2018 is almost equal compared to previous month primarily due to the ongoing tourist season.

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DGCA India continues to remain at Category 1 as per ICAO

According to the recent safety audit of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conducted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), DGCA’s rating remains as Category 1, revealed Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, at a press conference in Delhi. Accompanying him were Jayant Sinha, Minister of State, Civil Aviation; RN Choubey, Secretary, Civil Aviation and BS Bhullar, Director General, Civil Aviation. In 2014, India was downgraded to Category 2 in a similar audit. However, after the FAA audit of DGCA in July 2018, the administration has appreciated the commitment of the Indian government in ensuring effective safety oversight on India’s aviation system.

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Domestic air traffic records 20.11% growth from January-October YOY: DGCA

Domestic air traffic has grown by 20.11 per cent from January-October YOY, according to a latest report by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-October 2018 were 1146.37 lakhs as against 954.45 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year. The passenger load factor in the month of October 2018 has shown increasing trend compared to previous month due to the onset of tourist season.

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Domestic air traffic records 20.94% growth from January-September YOY: DGCA

Domestic air traffic has grown by 20.94 per cent from January-September YOY, according to a latest report by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-September 2018 were 1027.93 lakhs as against 849.94 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year. The passenger load factor in the month of September 2018 has shown increasing trend compared to previous month due to beginning of festive season. the report said.

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Domestic air traffic rise to 21.2% from January-August YOY: DGCA

Domestic air traffic has grown by 21.20 per cent from January-August YOY, according to a latest report by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-August 2018 were 913.95 lakhs as against 754.11 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year. The passenger load factor in the month of August 2018 has shown increasing trend compared to previous month due to beginning of festive season, the report said.

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