DABOLIM:Aiports Authority of India (AAI) has said that 3,400 flights took off from Goa International Airport in December 2020.
“Goa is all about the Sun, sand & surfing and due to this many tourists are preferring Goa as their travel destination. Hence Goa Airport aircraft movement is showing a steady rise. In Dec’20, 3.4K flights took off from this airport, while last month, the nos. jumped over 4K,” AAI said
The trajectory of domestic flight operations in India is on the path to reach pre-Covid levels. The government of India said that the total number of domestic passengers that travelled on February 28, rose to over 3.13 lakh with a total of 2,353 flights in the air.
As per the Union minister for civil aviation Hardeep Singh Puri, the statistics are the highest since the resumption of domestic flight services on May 25 last year.
“Number of domestic passengers on 28th February 2021 rose to 3,13,668 on 2,353 flights,” Puri said, adding, “This is the highest since resumption of domestic flights on 25th May 2020.”
As per the data provided by the government, total flight movements on Sunday were 4,699 with a total footfall on airports reporting to be more than 6.17 lakh.
The domestic flight operations in the country were stopped from midnight March 24, 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The flight operations resumed after two months on May 25.
As the rage of the deadly virus started declining, the flight operations too witnessed a rise in the passengers and airport footfall.