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No sweat over Jet: India's aviation sector looks good even without it

If Jet Airways is taken out of the equation, passengers carried by India's airlines rose in April 2019

Jet Airways

Sai Manish
There has been a general sense of haggardness about India’s aviation sector in the past year due to a series of unfortunate events. The latest figures from the country’s aviation regulator suggest that the number of air passengers carried by Indian airlines in April 2019 declined on a year-on-year basis, for the first time in six years.

The country’s airlines carried 10.96 million passengers during the month — a drop of four per cent from April 2018. The preponderance of Jet Airways in this decline becomes evident when you look at the life of Indian aviation without the airline. According

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 9:00 AM IST

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