Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Pvt airlines capture 75 pc market share

New Delhi: Private airlines continued their dominance in the domestic market, capturing a market share of more than 75 per cent in the domestic sector in March this year.
The latest data compiled by the Airports Authority of India shows that more than 85 per cent of the domestic air traffic at Bangalore is handled by private sector airlines.
The case is similar at many domestic airports, with the private sector airlines handling 75.7 per cent of domestic passenger traffic at Mumbai, 70.6 per cent at Delhi, and 74 per cent in Chennai. Currently, there are at least eight established private sector airlines, including Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Air Deccan, Kingfisher Airlines and Paramount.
16/05/06 Ashwini Phadnis/Hindu Business Line