The level of air passenger traffic in India increased by 19 per cent last year as more people took flights.

The level of air passenger traffic in India increased by 19 per cent last year as more people took flights.

According to the aviation ministry, the total number of people taking India flights increased to 52 million, compared to 44 million passengers in 2009.

In particular, the increase of additional domestic flights to Delhi and other major destinations has helped to boost air traffic, especially as demand for both business and leisure services have risen.

The Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation estimates that India-based carriers will fly around 180 million local passengers per year by the end of the current decade.

Overall, Jet Airways continues to be the largest airline in the current with 26 per cent of the market and carried a total of 13.5 million passengers in 2009.

Created in 1990, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation is a key provider on data about the aviation market.

Written by Erin Marshall.

This site uses cookies to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes.
learn more about how we use cookies.

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. If you have booked a flight only where the ticket is not issued immediately, your flight will be protected under our ATOL. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate