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Indian Aviation Industry: Higher Passengers Takeoff

An improvement in global business and leisure travel resulted in a rise in the number of passengers carried by domestic airlines.

Total passengers carried by all Indian scheduled domestic airlines from January to May 2010 was 211.38 lakh, reflecting a growth of 22% compared to corresponding year-ago period.

Passengers carried in May 2010 stood at 47.85 lakh — marginally above the 41.88 lakh of April.

  • Jet Airways carried 8.69 lakh revenue passengers in May, registering a buoyant 41.2% increase compared with same month last year. The seat factor for Jet’s domestic operations also stood at 82.5%.
  • JetLite, Jet Airways’s wholly-owned low-cost subsidiary, posted seat factors of 85.3%, carrying over 3.8 lakh passengers in May 2010. JetLite enabled Jet Airways to enhance its penetration of the traveling market.
  • IndiGo recorded the highest seat factor of 92.3% and garnered 15.7% market share in May 2010. It also carried the highest number of passengers (7.5 lakh) in the low-cost airline segment.
Airline-wise data for domestic market in May 2010  
  No of passengers (in lakh) Market Share (%) Seat Factor (%)  
Air India 8.4 17.7 77.8  
Jet Airways 8.7 18.2 82.5  
Jet Lite 3.8 8.0 85.4  
Kingfisher 10.0 20.9 83.2  
Spice Jet 6.3 13.2 90.4  
Paramount 0.2 0.4 86.6  
Go Air 2.8 5.9 86.0  
Indigo 7.5 15.7 92.3  
Source: PIB  
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