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Soaring airfares? Airlines see record traffic

Last updated on: December 21, 2010 14:52 IST

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Despite rising airfares, the domestic aviation sector saw an impressive rise in passenger traffic.

From January to November, India's domestic airlines carried 468.09 lakh (46.8 million) passengers as compared to 393.53 lakh (39.3 million) passengers in the corresponding period of year 2009, a rise of 18.9 per cent, according to the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The overall passenger traffic for November hit a record high, rising by 25 per cent at 48.75 lakh (4.8 million) from 38.98 lakh (3.8 million) during November 2009.

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Image: Passengers at the New Delhi International Airport.

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1. Jet Airways

Jet Airways and JetLite together topped the chart with a market share of 26.2 per cent.

On time performance: 81.9%
Passenger complaints: 3.8
Flight cancellations: 1.8% Jet Airways, JetLite (1.3%)

(Passenger complaints per 10,000 passengers carried)

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Image: Jet Airways Boeing 777 aircraft.
Photographs: Reuters.
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2. Kingfisher Airlines

Though Kingfisher Airlines retained its second position, its market share has fallen to 19.2 per cent from 20 per cent during August.

On time performance: 87.2%
Passenger complaints: 1.9
Flight cancellations: 0.9%

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Image: Kingfisher Airlines.
Photographs: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters.
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3. IndiGo

India's largest low-cost carrier, IndiGo has beat Air India to bag the third position with a market share of 17.3 per cent from 16.4 per cent during August.

In November, IndiGo saw the highest passenger load factor (PLF) at 91 per cent.

On time performance: 80.6%
Passenger complaints: 2.9
Flight cancellations: 0.9%

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Image: IndiGo Airlines.

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4. NACIL

Debt ridden National Aviation Company of India, which operates Air India and Indian saw a dip in market share at 17.1 per cent from 18.3 per cent in August.

On time performance: 60.6%
Passenger complaints: 1.9
Flight cancellations: 2.5%

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Image: An Air India Airbus A321 sits on the tarmac as a Kingfisher Airlines aircraft takes off.
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters.
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5. SpiceJet

SpiceJet is at the 5th position with a market share of 13.3 per cent.

On time performance: 67.5%
Passenger complaints: 3.5
Flight cancellations: 2.2%

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Image: SpiceJet.
Photographs: Reuters.
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6. GoAir

GoAir is at the 6th place with a market share of 6.9 per cent.

On time performance: 70.3%
Passenger complaints: 4.9
Flight cancellations: 0.8%


Image: Jeh Wadia, Managing Director of GoAir with flight attendants.
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters.
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