Domestic passenger traffic in India was 30.8% less in Feb: IATAPTI | New Delhi | Updated: 07-04-2021 19:38 IST | Created: 07-04-2021 19:38 IST
The global passenger traffic was down 74.7 per cent in February as compared to the same month in 2019, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.
Passenger traffic is measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), which is calculated by multiplying the number of seats that were filled with passengers to the distance travelled by the flight.
''In India, new cases were low in February, and vaccinations have started,'' it said. ''But cases increased again in March, and the large economic impact from the crisis will delay a return to the strong growth rates of the recent past.'' The IATA said it did not make the comparisons with statistics of February 2020 and chose to compare 2021 figures with 2019 figures because of the coronavirus pandemic, which started showing its effect from early last year.
The IATA has around 290 airlines as its members, comprising around 82 per cent of the global traffic. PTI DSP HMB
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