- According to the Airports Authority of India(AAI),airports in the country has witnessed a total of 34.4 crore passengers during financial year 2018-2019 registering a growth of 11.6%.These include domestic, international as well as those passengers who take chartered planes.
- However,overall growth rate of 11.6% is the slowest in the last three years.Earlier,Indian airports had seen a growth of 16.5% in financial year 2017-18 and 18.3% in financial year 2016-2017.
- Further,domestic passengers witnessed 27.5 crore passengers recording a growth of 13.1%.International passengers were around 6.9 crore which is a rise of 6.1% as compared to financial year 2018.
- However,domestic passenger are counted twice once at departure airport and a second time at the arrival airport.But,International passengers are counted only once.
- The Airports Authority of India or AAI is a statutory body (created through the Airports Authority of India Act, 1994) working under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
- It is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India.It provides Communication Navigation Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) services over Indian airspace and adjoining oceanic areas.
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