Friday, September 17, 2010

Air traffic up 19.3 pc; Jet Airways leads

MUMBAI: Passengers carried by domestic carriers rose 19.3 percent to 33.9 million passengers in Jan-Aug with Jet Airways recording the highest market share among domestic carriers, government data showed.

Jet Airways and its budget arm, Jetlite, recorded a combined market share of 27 percent in August while Kingfisher Airlines had a 20 percent share of the aviation market. State-run Air India had a 18.3 percent market share and budget airline SpiceJet had a market share of 12.6 for the month, data from the federal civil aviation ministry showed.

Seat factors for August - historically a lean season for carriers - dipped for Jet and SpiceJet. Jet recorded a seat factor of 70.4 percent in August compared with 73.8 percent in July while SpiceJet's seat factor fell to 70.3 percent from 76.8 percent. Kingfisher recorded a seat factor of 80.9 percent from 79.3 percent last month, the data showed.

Source : The Economic Times

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