India’s domestic passenger figures totalled 7.4 million in February this year, compared with six million in February 2015.

This is the fifth consecutive month in which passenger traffic has grown over 20 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year.

A couple of factors contribute to this consistent rise in numbers.

Airlines are passing on the benefits of low crude oil prices to their customers by reducing airfares, and rail fares have also risen.

This is leading to a substantial shift in the way the “middle-class India” travels.

Akanksha Maker