Saturday, November 11, 2006

Low-cost airlines capture 27.1 pc share in Jan-Sept

The four low-cost airlines - Air Deccan, SpiceJet, Indigo Airline and Go Air — have together cornered a market share of 27.1 per cent during January-September this year, the latest data compiled by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation shows.
Jet Airways, however, continues to dominate the domestic market with a share of 32.8 per cent. The total number of passenger flown by the nine scheduled domestic airlines stood at 229.39 lakh.
The state-owned airline Indian that had a market share of 22.5 per cent was in second place followed by Air Deccan (17.9 per cent), Air Sahara (8.7 per cent) and Kingfisher Airlines (8.3 per cent).
While almost all the full service airlines have seen a dip in their market share during the year, the low-cost airlines have bucked the trend.
10/11/06 Ashwini Phadnis/The Hindu Business Line