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High fares dent February air passenger growth

IANS  |  New Delhi 

India's domestic air passenger traffic growth slowed further in February owing to high air fares even as continued to cancel flights due to various reasons.

According to industry observers, seasonal factors too contributed to the slowing of growth rate in February at 5.62 per cent to 1.13 crore.

In January, the number of passengers flown by domestic grew at 9.10 per cent on the year-on-year basis, while in December 2018 it increased by 11.03 per cent.

As per the of Civil (DGCA) data, January-February 2019 passenger traffic grew to 2.38 crore from 2.22 crore reported for the corresponding period of the previous year.

"Passengers carried by domestic during January-February 2019 were 238.56 lakh as against 222.09 lakh during the corresponding period of the previous year, thereby

registering a growth of 7.42 per cent," the DGCA said in its monthly domestic traffic report here on Wednesday.

According to the data, had the highest passenger load factor (PLF) -- a measure of capacity utilisation of an -- at 94 per cent, followed by at 92.6 per cent, at 91.8 per cent, Vistara at 89.1 per cent and IndiGo at 88.4 per cent.



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First Published: Wed, March 20 2019. 23:10 IST