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IndiGo is largest domestic carrier in India, one of the world’s fastest growth aviation market


IndiGo was the largest single carrier in the Indian domestic market in Oct-2011, ahead of Jet Airways, with struggling Kingfisher Airlines falling to third place. SpiceJet emerged as the fastest growing carrier in the month, while Kingfisher was the slowest growing carrier in the market. With up to 55 daily service cancellations this month, Kingfisher will likely continue to see passenger number and market share losses in the coming months. This could result in slowing growth in Nov-2011 and Dec-2011.

India is currently the fastest growing domestic market in the world after Chile, with growth expected to continue despite the current financial challenges experienced by key players in the Indian aviation market. India’s domestic air travel market continued to show impressive growth in the first 10 months of 2011, with passenger numbers increasing 18.3% to 49.6 million passengers, averaging out at 4.96 million passengers per month. [1357 words]

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  • Robust growth fails to translate into profits
  • 29 consecutive months of domestic passenger growth
  • IndiGo becomes largest standalone carrier in Oct-2011 as Kingfisher slips to third
  • Kingfisher Airlines – India's slowest growing carrier in Oct-2011
  • LCC penetration doubles in past five years to 48% of the market
  • Load factors increase from Sep-2011 levels in Oct-2011 but capacity growing at a faster rate than traffic
  • OTP rate of 89.5% in Oct-2011

Graphs and data:

  • India domestic passengers: 10 months to Oct-2011
  • Indian carriers domestic passenger numbers and passenger number growth: Oct-2009 to Oct-2011
  • Indian carriers domestic passenger numbers and passenger number growth: Jan-2006 to Oct-2011 (October in light blue and trend line in green)
  • India domestic market share by carrier: Oct-2011
  • Indian domestic passenger traffic: Oct-2011
  • Indian domestic passenger traffic: Sep-2011 to Oct-2011
  • India domestic LCC market share: Jan-2006 to Oct-2011
  • Indian carriers seat factor: Sep-2011 vs Oct-2011
  • Capacity vs demand levels: Oct-2010 to Oct-2011
  • Indian carriers seat factor: Oct-2011
  • India domestic on-time performance rate: Oct-2011
  • Reasons for delays in Oct-2011
  • India on-time performance rate of foreign carriers to/from India: Oct-2011
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