New Delhi: Data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) shows that India experienced an over 25 per cent increase in air traffic over the last two years and that Kingfisher remains the top domestic carrier by number of passengers carried.
According to the DGCA, there has been an increase of 25.42 per cent in the number of passengers travelling by air over the last two years.
Among carriers, Kingfisher topped the list, carrying nearly 9.61 lakh passengers for the month of July 2011, followed by IndiGo. This low fare operator carried 10.91 lakh passengers in May 2011.
IndiGo has consistently been battling for the top spot since December 2010, industry observers say. In the three months period between September-December 2010, IndiGo has risen from the fourth spot to the second.
Meanwhile, the figures for Air India passengers are on a declining trend after December 2010, when it reached its peak with 8.90 lakh passengers. Air India carried 8.33 lakh passengers in July 2011, the fourth highest for the month.
May seems to be the best month for all the carriers with most carriers reporting peak loads in this period. A comparison of figures of May 2010 and May 2011, shows a growth of 15.29 per cent.