New Delhi, Dec 4 - India's domestic passenger traffic grew by 20.4% in October, a global airline association said on December 4.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India's domestic demand -- revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) -- was highest amongst major aviation markets like Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Russia and the United States.
The IATA data showed that India's domestic RPK -- which measures actual passenger traffic -- rose by over 20 per cent in October compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.
India's domestic passenger traffic growth was followed by that of China at 10% and Brazil at 7.7%.
In terms of capacity, India's domestic available seat kilometres (ASK) -- which measures available passenger capacity -- climbed higher by 15.55 in October, followed by China's (11%) and the US's (5.4%).
The international passenger demand for September edged higher by 7.2 % compared with the year-ago period.
In addition, the September capacity grew by 6.2 % and load factor was up 0.8 % at 80.8%.
"As expected, the recent severe weather in the Americas region had only a temporary impact on the healthy travel demand we have seen this year, and we remain on course for another year of above-trend growth," said IATA Director General and Chief Executive Officer Alexandre de Juniac.