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Robust domestic traffic growth for India in May-2010; New ownership and consolidation in 2010


Airline traffic growth in India remained above 20% last month, spurred by a robust holiday season and economic expansion and indicating that the worst is behind for Indian airlines. Traffic has now rebounded to well above pre-recession levels. [2553 words]

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  • Future ‘looking better’: Load factors, pax levels and yields all improving
  • 4.8 million domestic pax in May-2010
  • Kingfisher and Paramount witness passenger reductions
  • LCCs lead the way in return to traffic growth
  • Strong load factors 
  • Match capacity with demand: IATA
  • New chapter for SpiceJet as Ross sells stake
  • Kingfisher becomes member-elect of oneworld; Air India to join Star; Jet Airways interested in Star
  • Conclusion: New ownership and consolidation in 2010

Graphs and data:

  • Indian carriers domestic passenger numbers and passenger number growth: May-08 to May-2010
  • Indian domestic passenger traffic: May-2010
  • Indian carriers domestic market share: May-2010
  • Indian carriers seat factor: May-2010
  • Details of Kingfisher Airlines’ oneworld election
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