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Double-digit traffic growth in India domestic market continues; 46% up on Sep-2008 levels


Airline traffic growth in India remained in the double digits in Sep-2010 for two consecutive Septembers of traffic growth with traffic now rebounded to well above pre-recession levels. Growth has averaged 18.5% in the year-to-date while the stability in the sector has improved with the continued passenger growth combined with a pick up in business travel and hence yields. [781 words]

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  • Traffic growth exceeding 2008 and 2007 levels
  • 3.9 million domestic pax in Sep-2010
  • Kingfisher only carrier to witness passenger reductions; load factors well above the rest
  • Most load factors above 70%, with the exception of Air India
  • Government to introduce new delay compensation regulations; On-time performance rate of 90%
  • Outlook improving; pickup in traffic expected in 4Q2010

Graphs and data:

  • Indian carriers domestic passenger numbers and passenger number growth: Sep-2008 to Sep-2010
  • Indian domestic passenger traffic: Sep-2010
  • Indian domestic market share: Sep-2010
  • Indian carriers seat factor: Sep-2010
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