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India's domestic passenger market falls to 3.1% in March, says IATA

The domestic passenger traffic in countries across the world increased by 4.1 per cent in March, according to the IATA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Jet Airways
Jet Airways

The growth of India's fell to 3.1 per cent in March as compared to 8.3 per cent in February as there was "reduction in flight operations of Jet Airways" and "disruptions at owing to construction", global airlines body said Wednesday.

"Year-on-year (revenue passenger kilometre) growth slowed substantially in the domestic India market this month, from 8.3 per cent in February, to 3.1 per cent currently," said the (IATA).

is a measure of passenger volumes. The monthly passenger traffic figures are in comparison to traffic figures of the same month last year.

In India, over the past five years, annual growth has averaged a double-digit pace close to 20 per cent, the association said.

"The slowdown largely reflects the reduction in flight operations of -which stopped flying in April - as well as disruptions at owing to construction," the said.

"Rising airfares in recent months are also likely to have weighed upon passenger demand," it added.

The represents around 290 airlines comprising 82 per cent of global air traffic.

The domestic passenger traffic in countries across the world increased by 4.1 per cent in March, according to the IATA.

First Published: Wed, May 08 2019. 21:48 IST
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