India tops domestic air passenger traffic in September, China second: IATA


According to global airlines’ grouping IATA, India’s domestic aviation sector grew the fastest in September as the country registered double-digit growth for 37 consecutive months.

In September, India recorded a growth of 15.5 per cent while the global demand stood at 5.7 per cent.

Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs) is a measure of demand. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in its global passenger traffic data, revealed that India’s domestic demand-revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) was the highest among major aviation markets like Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Russia and the US.

The IATA data showed that India’s domestic RPK rose by 15.5 per cent in September compared with the corresponding month of the previous year. India was followed by China.