Statistical Division of the Director General of Civil Aviation is responsible for maintaining civil aviation traffic statistics. This Division collects data pertaining to civil aviation from various sources viz. Air India, Indian Airlines, Private Operators, Foreign Airlines and various airports managed by Airports Authority of India. The data thus collected are compiled and are then published annually in a publication entitled " India Air Transport Statistics."

The main objective of this publication is to provide a clear picture of the performance of air traffic in India and to study trends thereof. It gives detailed information regarding air transport industry in the country. The present publication contains information for the financial year 1998-99 and in certain aspects, historical information for the past ten years.

This publication includes traffic statistics in respect of scheduled and non-scheduled air services of domestic as well as foreign carriers; detailed information on fleet strength, aircraft utilization, staff strength, financial results of Air India, Indian Airlines and Airport statistics for both international and domestic airports. Further, it includes statistics in respect of international traffic to/from India to various countries, domestic traffic carried by scheduled, non-scheduled and air taxi operators and traffic carried on tourist charter flights and flights operate under Open Sky Policy for all-cargo services. Some graphic charts are also given along with the tables. The data on passengers, freight & mail in this publication relates to revenue traffic only.

The publication has been divided into eight parts, namely: -


Part I

Indian Airlines

Part II

Air India

Part III

Scheduled Domestic Airlines other than Air India and Indian Airlines

Part IV

Total Traffic Statistics of Scheduled Indian Carriers

Part V

Airport Statistics

Part VI

Non-Scheduled traffic carried by Private Operators & Scheduled Operators

Part VII

Scheduled International Operations


Tourist Charter Operations & Cargo Statistics under Open Sky Policy


 It is expected that this publication will be useful for planning and research work in the field of civil aviation and will also meet the needs of business and air transport community. All efforts have been made to improve upon the presentation and contents of the publication. However, any suggestion given for further improvement of the publication will be highly appreciated.


                                                ( H.S. KHOLA )

Director General of Civil Aviation

Place : New Delhi

Dated :