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Domestic passenger traffic up 7.19 percent

Posted on Aug 26 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 26 : Domestic air passenger traffic increased by 7.19 percent in July to 52.16 lakh passengers - up from 48.66 lakh ferried in the corresponding month last year.

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

"Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-July 2014 were 376.28 lakh as against 358.80 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 4.87 percent," the ministry said in a statement.

The data showed that low cost carrier IndiGo achieved the highest market share at 30.7 percent followed by SpiceJet at 20.9 percent, Jet Airways at 19.6 percent and Air India's domestic operations at 18 percent.

Regional carriers AirAsia India reported a market share of 0.05 percent and Air Costa at 1.1 percent.

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