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India sees fastest domestic air passenger growth in 2015: IATA

India witnessed the fastest domestic air passenger growth at 18.8 per cent in 2015, way ahead of neighbouring China and the United States, according to IATA.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said airlines worldwide carried 3.6 billion passengers and 52.2 million tonnes of cargo worth $6 trillion last year.

Among the world’s largest domestic aviation markets, IATA said India had the fastest domestic passenger growth in 2015.

“With annual growth of 18.8 per cent (in a market of 80 million domestic passengers), India’s performance surpassed that of Russia (11.9 per cent growth, in a market of 47 million domestic passengers),” it said in a release.
China witnessed 9.7 per cent growth in a market of 394 million domestic passengers while the US saw 5.4 per cent rise in a market of 708 million local fliers.