Thanks to Kingfisher’s slow demise throughout the year, both Indigo and Air India were able to substantially increase their market share despite fewer flyers buying fares.
However, high fares have kept travelers away from the skies, with the year recording negative passenger growth.
While IndiGo toppled Jet Airways group in July, becoming the largest airline by number of passengers flown, national carrier Air India was able to woo more passengers, thus, reducing cash losses in the last few months.
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Photo Credit: The IndiGo check-in desk at Kolkata Airport. Michael Coghlan / Flickr.com