Privately-owned Jet Airways claims to have flown highest monthly number of passengers by any Indian airline on its domestic and international network in May.
The carrier handled a record two million passengers last month, with 1.55 million on its domestic and international network and 470,000 on subsidiary JetLite.
The figures emerged as the airline revealed total group revenue of $3.3 billion in the year to March 31 with passenger carryings up by 21% year on year to 14.67 million. The system-wide seat factor for the year was 78.6%.
The overall Jet Group maintained the highest market share in the Indian airline sector of 25.4% for the quarter ending March 2011. The figures come on the back of growth of the Indian economy, high disposable incomes and rising middle class aspirations in India, according to the carrier.
The Indian aviation industry is expected to be the fastest growing market in the world by 2020. UK and Ireland general manager Lydia Nazareth said: “Jet Airways’ international business continues to be robust with healthy seat factors.
“Our Thailand route is also experiencing good seat factors and an improved market share. Our European hubs have gone from strength to strength with the introduction of a daily non-stop service from Delhi to Milan last year, the only daily direct flight on the India-Italy route.
“Jet Airways saw an increase in market share to and from the UK to India at the end of the full year 2010/11.”
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