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India’s air passenger traffic up by 10 percent


New Delhi : Domestic air passenger traffic in India registered a 10 percent increase over the last year’s first quarter with 11.90 million passengers travelling in various airlines during January-March period this year, according to official figures.

Over the same quarter in 2007, around 10.7 domestic passengers were carried by the scheduled airlines of India, said an official communiqué of the ministry of civil aviation.

According to the statement, Jet Airways carried 2.54 million domestic passengers, followed by Air India with 1.64 million and Deccan 1.63 million in the first quarter of this year.

Kingfisher carried 1.62 million passengers, SpiceJet 1.15 million and IndiGo 1.152 million.

Jet Lite carried 0.79 million, GoAir 0.49 million and Paramount 0.142 million, said the government, revealing the latest air passenger statistics.

Of all, IndiGo has doubled its share to 1.152 million.

Jet Airways had a share of 22.7 percent of the total domestic passengers during the first quarter in 2008, followed by Air India 14.7 per cent.

Deccan had 14.6, Kingfisher 14.5 percent, SpiceJet and IndiGo 10.3 percent each, GoAir 4.4 percent and Paramount 1.3 percent.

During the same period last year, the Jet Airways had carried 2.432 million, Air India 1.93 million, Deccan 1.877 million, Kingfisher 1.071 million, SpiceJet and JetLite 0.816 each, IndiGo 0.502 million, GoAir 0.472 and Paramount 0.152 million.