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.

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