Indian carriers fly more domestic passengers in April

Scheduled airlines in the country carried a total of 41.88 lakh domestic passengers in April 2010 against 39.03 lakh in March 2010.

Of this, state-run Air India (domestic) carried 7.62 lakh while private sector Jet Airways carried 7.66 lakh passengers and its low-cost arm Jet Lite another 3.18 lakh passengers in April 2010.

Kingfisher carried 8.98 lakh passengers while Spice Jet 5.27 lakh passengers, Paramount 0.13 lakh passengers, Go Air 2.46 lakh passengers and IndiGo 6.58 lakh passengers.

Jet, with a combined share of 25.9 per cent (Jet Airways - 18.3 per cent and Jet Lite - 7.6 per cent) share, led the domestic market, while Kingfisher came second with a market share of 21.4 per cent, followed by Air India (domestic) with a market share of 18.2 per cent, IndiGo with 15.7 per cent, Spice Jet with 12.6 per cent, Go Air with 5.9 per cent and Paramount with a share of 0.3 per cent.

The seat capacity utilisation of the domestic airlines in April 2010 was: Air India (domestic) - 72.9 per cent, Jet Airways - 74.2 per cent, JetLite - 78.1 per cent, Kingfisher Airlines - 75.8 per cent, Spice Jet - 81.0 per cent, Paramount Airways - 85.0 per cent, Go Air - 78.0 per cent and IndiGo - 82.4 per cent.