Air passenger traffic grows by 1.59 percent in March

By Indo Asian News Service | Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 8:57:27 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic marginally increased by 1.59 percent in March at 51.89 lakh from 51.08 lakh during the corresponding month of last year, the civil aviation ministry said Thursday.

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic marginally increased by 1.59 percent in March at 51.89 lakh from 51.08 lakh during the corresponding month of last year, the civil aviation ministry said Thursday.

On a month-on-month basis the traffic grew by 6.07 percent, as the domestic airlines carried 51.89 lakh passenger in the month under review from 48.92 lakh passengers ferried in February, 2013.

However, the overall passengers carried by domestic airlines during the first quarter of the calender year (Jan-Mar, 2013) was 152.12 lakh, a decline of 2.78 percent from the corresponding period of last year, when the passenger carrier's ferried 156.47 lakh travellers.

On a standalone basis, IndiGo had the largest market share of 27.4 percent, followed by SpiceJet (20.4 percent), Air India's domestic operations (20.2), Jet Airways (17.7 percent), Go Air (8.1 percent) and Jetlite (6.1 percent).

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