India Sees Highest Domestic Market Growth in 2015

NEW DELHI: The air passengers in India registered the fastest domestic passenger growth in the world during 2015, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said in its industry performance statistics for the year that was announced today. 

With annual growth of 18.8% (in a market of 80 million domestic passengers), Indias performance surpassed that of Russia (11.9% growth, in a market of 47 million domestic passengers), China (9.7% growth, in a market of 394 million domestic passengers) and the United States (5.4% growth, in a market of 708 million domestic passengers), said a release from IATA. 

This information was included in the recently released 60th Edition of the World Air Transport Statistics (WATS), the yearbook of the airline industrys performance. 

The statistics said that airlines safely carried 3.6 billion passengers last year —the equivalent of 48% of the Earths population—and transported 52.2 million tonnes of cargo worth around $6 trillion.