Delhi IGI airport, India’s busiest, records lowest passenger growth; here’s why

Delhi IGI airport: The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi, which was declared the busiest in the country, last financial year has recorded the lowest growth rate in terms of passengers since 2012-13.

According to an HT report, as per the data shared by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), in 2018-19, IGI Airport handled 69.23 million passengers, 5.4% more than the previous year. Before the last financial year, a consistent double-digit growth rate was maintained by the airport. In the financial year 2017-18, the passenger traffic handled by the airport grew 13.8%, in FY 2016-17, it was 19.2%; in FY 2015-16, it was 18.1% and in the year 2014-15, it was 11.1%.

A few days ago, data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) revealed that the industry witnessed the lowest passenger growth rate since June 2014 in the month of March this year.  Read More

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