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Domestic air passenger traffic rises 8.31% in August

The data showed IndiGo achieved the highest market share at 32.6% followed by SpiceJet at 19.5% , Air India at 16.2%, Jet Airways at 16.1%, Go Air at 10%, and JetLite at 4%.

IANS   New Delhi     Last Updated: September 16, 2014  | 18:21 IST

Domestic air passenger traffic increased by 8.31 percent in August to 56.97 lakh passengers - up from 52.60 lakh ferried in the corresponding month last year.

According to data furnished by the civil aviation ministry on Tuesday, on a month-on-month basis, there was an increase of over five per cent in the passenger traffic.

"Passengers carried by domestic airlines during Jan-Aug 2014 were 433.25 lakh as against 411.40 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year, thereby registering a growth of 5.31 per cent," the ministry said in a statement.

The data showed low-cost carrier IndiGo achieved the highest market share at 32.6 per cent followed by SpiceJet at 19.5 percent, Air India at 16.2 percent, Jet Airways at 16.1 per cent, Go Air at 10 per cent, and JetLite at 4 percent.

Regional carriers AirAsia India reported a market share of 0.06 per cent and Air Costa at 1.1 per cent.

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