New Delhi: The Indian civil aviation sector is showing signs of recovery months after the grounding of Jet Airways with domestic air passenger traffic demand grew 7.9 per cent in June, a global airline association said on Thursday.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India's domestic air passenger volume -- measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) -- was the third highest among the major aviation markets such as Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Russia and the US.
India's domestic RPK in June rose by 7.9 per cent as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.
In the period under consideration, India's domestic passenger traffic growth was preceded by that of China at 8.3 per cent and Russia at 10.3 per cent.
The country's domestic available passenger capacity -- measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs) -- stood higher by 3.1 per cent in June, followed by China at 8.9 per cent and Russia at 9.8 per cent.
"The domestic India market has proven resilient in the face of the demise of Jet Airways earlier in the year," IATA said in its global passenger traffic results for June 2019.
"Growth in domestic RPKs have recovered strongly, lifting to a 7.9 per cent year-on-year pace in June, as the remaining carriers moved quickly to fill the gap created by the loss of a competitor and to meet the customer demand," it added.