Domestic air passenger traffic rises 25% in Nov on festival boost, higher capacity deployment

India's domestic air passenger traffic surged by a robust 25.1 percent in November last year, fuelled by higher capacity deployment, improved economic sentiment coupled with Diwali rush, even as other major aviation markets such as Brazil, Russia and Japan delivered a negative growth during the same period.



The overall average domestic travel demand across the seven major aviation markets spiked by 6.4 percent in November 2015 over the same period a year-ago amid falling air fares, with the US seeing 9.1 percent growth, second after India, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA).

China's domestic passenger traffic during this period surged by 8.4 percent, it said. The international air traffic during the period also rose 5.6 percent compared to November 2014, with airlines in all regions recording growth.

India's strong results reflect notable increases in service frequencies, ongoing economic strength and the timing of the Diwali holiday, IATA said adding, air passenger traffic declined by 7.1 percent in Japan.

According to IATA, the healthy demand continued despite some softening in economic growth, in large part owing to falling fares.


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Updated Date: Jan 13, 2016 18:59:08 IST

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