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Indian civil aviation flies from strength to strength; domestic pax more than doubles in five years

23-Feb-2011

Airline traffic growth in India remained in the double digits in Jan-2011 with growth of 21% year-on-year to start the year. This marks two consecutive Januarys of traffic growth with domestic traffic up 106% from Jan-2006 levels. Domestic traffic is now some 48% above Jan-2009 levels, 27% above Jan-2008 levels and 44% above Jan-2007 levels. [2069 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Indian civil aviation has flown from strength to strength: Minister
  • Five consecutive months of double-digit growth. 20 consecutive months of growth.
  • Kingfisher largest standalone carrier in Jan-2010. IndiGo bigger than Jet Airways and Air India
  • Battle between Kingfisher and IndiGo for second place
  • LCCs hold 48% domestic market
  • IndiGo, Kingfisher, GoAir and SpiceJet report load factors above 80%
  • Indian airlines pay USD81,000 on compensation for denied boardings/cancellation/delays in Jan-2011
  • On-Time Performance
  • Indian carriers handle 51.5 million domestic passengers, 13 million international passengers in 2010
  • Air India’s market share dwindles
  • Careful capacity management has positive effect on load factors and yields
  • Strong growth in freight traffic
  • Outlook: Continued traffic growth expected in 2011 but cautious capacity growth to remain
  • APPENDIX: 2010 India domestic and international scheduled operating statistics

Graphs and data:

  • Indian carriers domestic passenger numbers and passenger number growth: Jan-2009 to Jan-2011
  • Indian carriers domestic passenger numbers and passenger number growth: Jan-2006 to Jan-2010 (January in light blue and trend line in green)
  • Indian domestic passenger traffic: Jan-2011
  • India domestic market share by carrier: Jan-2011
  • Indian domestic passenger traffic: Jan-2011
  • Indian carriers seat factor: Jan-2011
  • Denied boards, cancellations and delays (beyond two hours): Jan-2011
  • India domestic on-time performance rate: Jan-2011
  • India on-time performance rate of foreign carriers to/from India: Jan-2011
  • India domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • India international scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Air India domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Air India international scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Indian Airlines domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Indian Airlines international scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Air India Express domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Air India Express international scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Alliance Air domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Go Air domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • IndiGo domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Jet Airways domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Jet Airways international scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • JetLite domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • JetLite international scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Kingfisher Airlines domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Kingfisher Airlines international scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Paramount domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • SpiceJet domestic scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • SpiceJet international scheduled operating statistics for 2010
  • Reasons for airline delays: Jan-2011
  • Five international airlines by highest OTP (departures): Jan-2011
  • Five international airlines by highest OTP (arrivals): Jan-2011
  • Indian carriers domestic passenger numbers: 2006 to 2010
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