Growth of air traf­fic

The Hand­book on Civil Avi­a­tion Sta­tis­tics, 2014-15 re­veals that air traf­fic reg­is­tered a ro­bust growth in 2014-15 as com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year.

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The Di­rec­torate Gen­eral of Civil Avi­a­tion (DGCA) re­leased the third edi­tion of the Hand­book on Civil Avi­a­tion Sta­tis­tics, 201415 in Oc­to­ber 2015. The Hand­book, re­leased by M. Sathiya­vathy, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Civil Avi­a­tion, il­lus­trates civil avi­a­tion data and con­tains an anal­y­sis of pas­sen­ger and freight traf­fic, air­craft, air safety, hu­man re­sources, op­er­at­ing eco­nom­ics and other avi­a­tion re­lated sta­tis­tics. The an­nual pub­li­ca­tion in­cludes traf­fic sta­tis­tics, fi­nan­cial sta­tis­tics, fleet and per­son­nel sta­tis­tics as well as time se­ries data.

Ac­cord­ing to the hand­book, air traf­fic reg­is­tered a ro­bust growth in 2014-2015. While do­mes­tic pas­sen­ger traf­fic reg­is­tered a growth of 15.52 per cent, in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­ger traf­fic wit­nessed a growth of 6.15 per cent dur­ing this pe­riod. In ad­di­tion to this Hand­book, DGCA pub­lishes the monthly op­er­at­ing sta­tis­tics of sched­uled air­lines and air trans­port sta­tis­tics ev­ery year on its web­site. The DGCA is a reg­u­la­tory body in the field of civil avi­a­tion which deals pri­mar­ily with air safety is­sues. It en­deav­ours to pro­mote safe and ef­fi­cient air trans­porta­tion through regulation and a proac­tive safety over­sight sys­tem.

The pro­por­tion of belly cargo to the to­tal cargo car­ried has been de­clin­ing over the years. How­ever, in 2014-15, the pro­por­tion of belly cargo in to­tal do­mes­tic cargo in­creased as com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year.

The do­mes­tic cargo traf­fic reg­is­tered a growth of 7.6% (CAGR) over the pe­riod from 2004-05 to 2014-15 while In­ter­na­tional cargo traf­fic grew at 6.3% (CAGR) dur­ing the same pe­riod.

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