Kingfisher Airlines leads in January market share

February 16th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines emerged as the dominant player in January, flying 919,000 passengers, official data released Monday showed.

Jet Airways, along with its low-cost airline JetLite, was next with 837,000 passengers, while state-run Air India followed with 550,000, the civil aviation ministry said.

Kingfisher had flown 11.26 million passengers and captured a 27.6 percent market share last year.

It enjoyed the same market share last month, while that of Jet Airways (including JetLite) was 25.1 percent and Air India (domestic) was 16.7 percent.

Overall, the number of domestic air passengers fell to 3.323 million in January, as compared to 3.326 million in the like month last year, reflecting the cost-saving measures adopted by the corporate sector and individuals alike.

Low-cost carriers accounted for considerably lesser load - IndiGo 457,000, Spice Jet 393,000, and Go Air 81,000.

Regional carriers Paramount accounted for 71,000 and MDLR Airlines 13,000.

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