Asia's load factor falls getting critical (Part 2)
The loss-making Indian and Chinese markets have seen further steep falls in demand in Aug-08. India has a new low cost market leader, Indigo, which has taken over the reins from the former Deccan, now Kingfisher Red - or ‘Kingfisher Red Ink' as its 39% load factor in Aug-08 would suggest. [493 words]
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- Indian carriers' domestic passenger numbers (thousands) and passenger numbers growth (% change year-on-year): Jan-07 to Aug-08
- Indian carriers' domestic passenger load factors (%): Aug-08
- China Eastern Airlines passenger numbers growth: Sep-07 to Aug-08
- China Eastern Airlines passenger load factor growth: Sep-07 to Aug-08
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