Kingfisher Airlines remains India’s largest airline in February

Driven by the whopping discounts offered by airlines, domestic passenger traffic in India, increased very marginally, to 3.336 million in February 2009, up from 3.326 million in January.

Kingfisher Airlines retained the top spot as India’s largest domestic carrier for the month with 904,000 passengers representing a 27% market share. Jet group which includes the low cost subsidiary Jet Lite had a combined traffic of 846,000 or 25% market share.

IndiGo jumped to the top spot with passenger load factors of 82 per cent.

Airlines are expecting better results in March, the fiscal year end, and in April-May-June, the traditional summer holiday travel period. The massive fare discounts offered in February have also resulted in sales for travel during the holiday period.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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