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Kingfisher’s troubles at home: Indian domestic scene continues its bleak performance


Overall Indian domestic passenger numbers declined by 15.2% year-on-year in Apr-09, with all major carriers suffering a drop, and only Paramount showing growth. [1530 words]

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  • Surprisingly, seat factors improve in April
  • Kingfisher secures number one market share position
  • Capital restructuring increases debt burden, but allows operations to be maintained
  • Kingfisher's knuckles rapped in pilot retention dispute
  • The grand alliance with Jet Airways getting closer
  • Major international expansion plans fade into the distance
  • However, tentative expansion of regional international routes proceeds
  • Kingfisher to transfer at least 25 full service flights to LCC division

Graphs and data:

  • Kingfisher Airlines domestic passenger numbers (thousands) and year-on-year change (%): May-2009 to Apr-2009
  • Indian domestic passenger numbers (thousands): Jan-09, Feb-09, Mar-09 and Apr-09
  • Select Indian carriers' load factors: Apr-2009
  • Indian carriers domestic market share: Apr-2009
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