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Kingfisher Airlines captures majority market share with strong passenger growth in Mar-2009


Kingfisher Airlines’ passenger growth increased 61.1% year-on-year in Mar-2009, to 844,000 passengers, according to latest Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation data. [1600 words]

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  • ...but attributable to Deccan merger
  • Kingfisher the largest carrier in the shrinking domestic Indian market
  • In codeshare negotiations with KLM
  • ...and Jet Airways
  • Debt levels increased significantly
  • To launch third international destination: Dhaka
  • Fares on the rise, as fuel surcharges increased
  • Enters MRO agreement with Air Works
  • Migration of pilots, predominantly to Qatar Airways
  • Moves operations at Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport

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  • Kingfisher Airlines domestic passenger numbers (thousands) and year-on-year change (%): Apr-2008 to Mar-2009
  • The Big Three: Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher/Deccan passenger numbers (000s): Jan-2006 to Mar-2009
  • Select Indian carriers' load factors: Mar-2009
  • Kingfisher domestic market share: Mar-2009
  • Kingfisher Airlines 1Q09 domestic passenger numbers (thousands): Jan-2009, Feb-2009 and Mar-2009
  • Features of Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines alliance
  • WTI Spot Oil Price: Jan-2008 to Apr-2009
  • India's current and future ATR fleet
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