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.
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.