Air travel picks up in May

The holiday season spurred a mild revival in demand for air travel and the month of May witnessed positive growth in air traffic after almost 15 months of decline.

According to data furnished by aviation regulator DGCA, domestic airlines together carried 57.1 lakh passengers last month, recording a growth of 5%, compared with May 2012. It also reflects a sharp jump of seven lakh passengers from April.

“Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January to May 2013 were 259.98 lakhs as against 258.08 lakhs during the corresponding period of the previous year, thereby registering a growth of 0.74%,” an official statement said.

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