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The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore
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INFOGRAPHIC: Airline wise seat capacity offered at Bangalore

The below infographic shows the capacity offered, in seats per week, by each airline at Bangalore’s Bengaluru International Airport.

Airline wise seat capacity share at Bangalore India
Airline wise seat capacity share at Bangalore India

Kingfisher with 65,724 seats, is still the market leader, but unlike earlier days, when the airline was considered based out of Bangalore, its lead over second place IndiGo, has shrunk significantly.

IndiGo, the Gurgaon based low cost carrier is showing a clear commitment to the domestic segment at Bangalore, and has leapt almost a percentage point ahead of India market leader Jet Airways whose low capacity share is rather surprising.

Barring one sole flight to Dubai by Kingfisher, Air India is the only Indian carrier to operate international flights from Bangalore. Air India capacity is small since most of its operations are Airbus A319 based and few are A320. The national carrier does not operate any A321 or wide-body service ex Bangalore.

On the international side, Emirates is clearly the market leader with 21 A330-200 flights offering 10,416 seats a week, double that of its nearest competitor, Germany’s Lufthansa which operates a daily Boeing 747-400 to Frankfurt.

With members Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Air China operating flights to Bangalore, the Star alliance is clearly the market leader at present. With Kingfisher due to enter the oneworld alliance in early 2012, the balance could be redressed.

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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