DGCA Report: The report of the Civil Aviation reveals that there was no decrease in the passengers despite the implementation of demonetisation policy in the country. Rather, there was an increase in passengers on the domestic flights after Nov 8. Directorate General of Civil Aviation said that there was an increase in passengers boarding the domestic flights by 23.91 percent.
DGCA Report says there has been no negative impact of demonetisation on Aviation sector
There was reportedly no impact on the aviation sector in the sector after demonetisation policy was implemented by the Modi-led government, whereas the growth rate in many other sectors was rendered ravaged by the demonetisation policy.
The report stated – “Passengers carried by domestic airlines in 2016 were 998.88 lakh as against 810.91 lakh during the previous year, registering a growth of 23.18 per cent.”
As per the data released by the report, the domestic flights had 80 percent of their seats full in the month of December. IndiGo had 91.45 percent of its seats full in December while earlier this figure was merely 40.3 percent.
“December 2016 betters the November 2016 record of highest number of passengers in a month and records 23.9 per cent growth. No demonetisation slowdown”, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju tweeted on Tuesday.
“Almost one crore passengers in December and ten crores in (the whole of) 2016. Indian aviation is on a roll. May we continue to have safe and vibrant skies”, he added.
The Chief at major airlines in thecountryy also asserted that there has been no effect of demonetisation on their revenue charts. If it has changed anything, it is only for better.