Domestic Air Traffic Rises 28% in March in India

India maintained double-digit growth in domestic air traffic for the 43rd straight month in March, growing by 27.9% against an average global domestic demand of 7.8% in the previous month, propelled by route network expansion by local airlines.

Besides, India also reported the highest load factor among the seven major global aviation markets at 87.8%, an increase of 6.7% over March 2017, IATA said on Thursday.

The over 280-member strong airline grouping IATA collates traffic data from seven major aviation markets, the US, Russia, China, India, Japan, Australia and Brazil, each month.

According to IATA, the overall global air traffic (international and domestic) rose 9.5%, compared with the same period a year ago, at the fastest pace in 12 months.

Domestic demand rose 7.8% in March, which was a slight deceleration from 8.2% growth recorded in February.

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