More Indians opting for 'wings'

More Indians opting for 'wings'

“India’s domestic demand was 13.8 per cent above previous-year’s levels against a capacity expansion 19.9 per cent.

The load factor of 78.3 per cent is consistent with the global average of 79.4,” global airlines body International Air Transport Association said in its latest report. While the May results showed a 6.8 per cent rise in global passenger traffic over May 2010, this was four per cent higher than the beginning of the year.

“We saw positive developments for the air transport volumes in May. But there are risks with political unrest in the Middle East and the European currency crisis,” IATA chief Giovanni Bisignani said.

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