Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Domestic airlines carried 20.6 per cent more passengers in April-Jan

New Delhi: Aided by low fuel price and enhanced capacity, the domestic airlines carried 20.6% more passengers in the April-January period compared to the corresponding period a year ago. This was on the back of 11.6% increase in the number of flights on the domestic route.
The first 10 months of current fiscal saw 138.7 million domestic passengers being carried on domestic routes compared to 115 million a year ago. Similarly, the number of flights for April-January period increased to 1.1 million from 1 million earlier.
The growth in both passengers and flights was seen on international routes as well. According to data furnished by the aviation ministry, the passengers on the international routes clocked in at 45.4 million from 42.2 million earlier while the number of flights increased to 0.31 million from 0.28 million earlier.
The data furnished by civil aviation regulator, DGCA, the month of January showed Indigo retaining its lead with 35.6% market share followed by Jet Airways (18.7%), Air India (16%) and Spicejet (13.2%). The other scheduled airlines making up the rest of the market include GoAir, Air Costa AirAsia India , Vistara, Air Pegasus and TrueJet.
08/03/16 Financial Express
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