Indian domestic air passenger traffic grows 20.7 percent in January
Indian domestic airlines passenger traffic for January grew by 20.7 percent and stood at 49.
36 lakh passengers as compared to 40.88 lakh passengers in January 2010, said a civil aviation ministry official Monday.
"Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January 2011 were 49.36 lakh as against 40.88 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 20.7 percent," said a ministry statement on monthly passenger traffic movement.
Meanwhile, the industry's total passenger traffic reported a marginal decline of 5.31 percent in January as against the passenger traffic of 52.13 lakh in December 2010.
According to the statement, Kingfisher Airlines carried the maximum number of passengers during the period at 9.61 lakh, followed by budget carrier IndiGo (9.50 lakh), Jet Airways (8.54 lakh) and Air India's domestic operations (7.79 lakh).
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