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Domestic air passenger traffic rises 11.03% in Nov

New Delhi: Domestic air passenger traffic rose 11.03 per cent in November, with Indian airlines carrying 116.45 lakh passengers during the month.

The growth rate is one of the lowest in the last four years and the same stood at 13.34 per cent in October.

Latest data released by aviation regulator DGCA showed that no-frills airline IndiGo's market share inched up to 43 per cent while that of national carrier Air India remained unchanged at 12.2 per cent in November.

The traffic went up 11.03 per cent last month, according to the data.

In November, the market share of Jet Airways declined to 12.8 per cent from 13.3 per cent in the previous month while that of SpiceJet climbed to 12.5 per cent from 11.7 per cent during the same period. The market share of GoAir and AirAsia India stood at 8.8 per cent and 5.3 per cent, respectively, as per the data. Last month, a total of 786 passenger-related complaints were received by the scheduled domestic airlines.

"The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for the month of November 2018 has been around 0.67," it added.

As many as 2,616 passengers were denied boarding and 26,148 fliers were impacted by flight cancellations in November.

Further, 1,15,741 people were affected by flight delays.

"SpiceJet has once again clocked the highest passenger load factor of 91.1 per cent in November 2018. This is the 44th successive month that we have flown with the highest loads in the country," the airline's Chief Sales & Revenue Officer Shilpa Bhatia said.

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