Big Aviation Rush In India: In A First, Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Breaches 10 Mn Mark

For the first time, the air travel volume breached the 10 million mark in October, clipping at a healthy 20.52% over the same period a year ago. For the reporting month, the carriers flew as much as 10.45 million passengers. The combined passenger traffic of all airlines was 8.67 million in October 2016, according to the data released by the regulator DGCA. IndiGo Airlines continued to lead the aviation market in October by flying 41.3 lakh passengers, substantially higher than 36.65 lakh passenger carried by the airline in September. The market share of the airline during the month increased to 39.5% from 38.2% in the previous month. On the other hand, passengers carried by national carrier Air India increased to 13.6 lakh from 12.9 lakh. Another full service carrier Jet Airways has also reported an increase in the number of passengers carried, from 14.7 lakh to 15.8 lakh. The market share of Air India stood at 13.1%, which is slightly lower than the month before, while the same for Jet Airways decreased to 15.2% from 15.4% in August.  Read More…

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