Domestic Fliers Count Reaches All-Time High, PM Modi Lauds Aviation Industry

| Updated: February 22, 2023 2:06 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the aviation industry for bringing people together and advancing national growth, with additional airports and improved connectivity.

The domestic flight traffic reached a new post-COVID high of about 4.45 lakh on February 19, according to a tweet from Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Minister of civil aviation, which the Prime minister retweeted. 

“More airports and better connectivity…the aviation sector is bringing people closer and boosting national progress,” Modi said in a tweet.

The average daily domestic air passenger count before COVID was 3,98,579. Scindia said in a tweet on Monday that post-COVID domestic aviation passenger traffic has reached a new high. Sunday saw a maximum of 4,44,845 passengers fly domestically. 

“Yet another milestone! Indian civil continues to soar!,” Scindia had said.

There are currently 147 airports that are operational in the country. On February 27, the Prime minister is slated to dedicate the recently built airport in Shivamogga, Karnataka.

After being heavily disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s aviation industry is now on the road to recovery.

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