New Delhi, Feb. 18 -- Indian airlines flew about 5.6% more domestic passengers in January than in the previous month as travellers felt more confident about flying than before.

As many as 7.73 million passengers travelled by air in January, up from 7.33 million in the preceding month, data issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday showed.

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The total number of passengers, however, fell 39.50% from a year earlier in January

DGCA has allowed airlines to sell seats up to 80% of an aircraft's pre-covid capacity on domestic flights from December, after gradually easing curbs on seat capacity since it lifted a two-month ban on domestic flights on 25 May.

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