India’s domestic air passenger traffic grew by over 12% in July, a global airline association said on Wednesday.
According to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) global passenger traffic data for July, India’s domestic demand — revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) — was the second highest amongst major aviation markets like Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Russia and the US.
The IATA data showed that India’s domestic RPK — which measures actual passenger traffic — rose by 12.5% in July compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.
India’s domestic passenger traffic growth was preceded by only that of China at 15% and followed by Russian Federation at 9.1% and Japan at 6.6%.
In terms of capacity, India’s domestic ASK — which measures available passenger capacity — edged higher by 14.5% in July. It was followed by China’s ASK growth of 12.7%.