More Indian travellers are flying to destinations around the world
Posted on Thursday 01 March 2012
in India, Flights
Indian travellers are taking to the skies more often than ever. According to a recent report released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), more passengers from the country have been booking flights than in previous years. This could be due to an influx in holiday interest to journey to new far away and domestic destinations, as well as an increase in business travel.
"The year started with some hopeful news on business confidence," Tony Tyler, chief executive officer and director general of the IATA, said in a statement. "This is having a positive impact on business-related travel. Running an airline in today's uncertain economic climate is a tough job. At the same time, we know that demand for air travel will grow as the global economy recovers and requires even greater connectivity."
From December 2011 to January 2012, air traffic in India rose by more than 9 per cent. To handle this kind of increase, airlines have been making changes to how they handle passenger flow. Overall, aviation capacity also rose nearly 13 per cent alongside the addition traveller increase., showing that these businesses are preparing for the trends that are slated to continue to grow in the upcoming months.
Across the globe, the IATA reports that international air travel increased approximately 6 per cent during the last statistical time period. Airlines are realising that this market is becoming more viable, and are expanding their fleets, capacities and services to accommodate the passengers.
Those who are considering booking a flight in the near future to either other parts of India or to a new destination abroad may benefit from this influx of tourists. More passengers means that airlines can offer seats at lower rates, which may save travellers money to use on other aspects of their holidays. Travellers may also benefit from additional services and amenities as airlines compete for new patrons and traffic increases. If tourists and business professionals often take flights, they may wish to keep track of these transportation trends to find out when they should buy their ticket and how the industry is getting along on the whole.
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