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Domestic air passenger traffic grows 4.75 percent in April

Posted on May 20 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, May 20 : Domestic air passenger traffic rose 4.75 percent in April to 53.18 lakh passengers -- up from 50.77 lakh ferried during the corresponding month last year, data showed Tuesday.

According to data furnished by the civil aviation ministry, passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-April, 2014 was up 2.02 percent at 206.99 lakh from 202.90 lakh passengers in the corresponding period of last year.

Regional passenger carrier Air Costa achieved the highest overall occupancy in the month under review at 77.8 percent, followed by IndiGo at 76.9 percent, GoAir at 76.1 percent, JetLite at 76 percent, SpiceJet and Air India's domestic operations both at 73.3 percent and Jet Airways at 70.9 percent.

The data also showed that low cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet had the highest cancellation rate of one percent followed by Air India's domestic operations at 0.8 percent, Air Costa at 0.5 percent, GoAir, Jet Airways and JetLite all stood at 0.4 percent and IndiGo at 0.1 percent.

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