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Airline Passenger growth in India continues

The total domestic passengers carried by Indian scheduled airlines in July 2010 were 40.84 lakh. Growth (YoY) was recorded for the seventh consecutive month. However, the number of passengers flown in July 2010 was 9.3% lower than the June 2010 figure.

In order to boost sales during the lean season (June-September), five airlines reduced their average basic spot fares on the Mumbai-Delhi route during July 2010. SpiceJet and Kingfisher Red undertook steep cuts of over 24% each.

Airlines kept their fuel surcharges unchanged in August 2010. They had last revised it in November 2009. As of August 1, 2010, fuel surcharge levied by full-fledged airlines (FFAs) on long-haul routes (over 1,000 km) stood in the Rs3,100-3,200 range per passenger. The surcharge of low-cost airlines (LCAs) on long-haul routes remained in the Rs2,200-2,600 range.

Kingfisher retained the highest market share by flying 8.2 lakh passengers in July 2010, while Jet Airways followed with 7.8 lakh. While Air India flew 7.1 lakh passengers, low-cost carrier IndiGo missed the third position only by a small margin. It flew 6.9 lakh passengers in July 2010.

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