A country’s economy is often judged by the number of passengers that its airlines have carried during a certain year. In the recently released figures by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, domestic travel in India saw a negative growth over the last eleven-month period of January-November 2012 compared to the corresponding period in 2011. During the period January-November 2011 the airlines carried a total of 534.14 lakh passengers as against 550.33 lakh passengers during the corresponding period of the previous year showing the growth of -2.94%. And if one calculates these figures on a month-to-month basis, passenger traffic fell by 7.28 per cent.
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