India tops domestic air traffic growth in June

India, marking the highest growth for any country, registered a growth of 20.3% in domestic air traffic in June, as per global airlines’ body International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The IATA said India topped the growth chart in the first half of 2017, with India’s domestic air traffic growth rising by 20.3% in June, the highest among major markets. The demand is measured in terms of total revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs.

“Domestic India RPKs grew by 18.6% in year-on-year terms in H1 2017, with annual RPK posting its 34th consecutive month of double-digit growth in June,” IATA said.

“RPKs are still currently trending upwards, albeit at a slower annualised rate of around 7%. All told, domestic India’s impressive run of double-digit year-on-year growth looks likely to have ended in July,” the global airline body noted.