Officials see great progression in domestic Indian airlines
Posted on Monday 14 May 2012
Due to the vastness of India's regional destinations, many individuals who live within the country choose to take short breaks or adventure travel excursions domestically. Many choose to spend their leisure days on the sunny shorelines or exploring the bustling cities full of culture and tradition. Some will take the train or rent cars for their excursions, but many decide to fly to their new locale.
Domestic flights in India are on the rise, as seen in the expansion effort of many airlines to offer more routes and better options to passengers. Companies like Mehair are providing new itineraries for short seaplane flights to Maharashtra and Goa, while SpiceJet reported high profit turnover in the last quarter.
Although some local carriers throughout India have experienced some cutbacks and lower passenger rates in the past few years, many experts see a turnaround in this trend and hope that more travellers will be planning their holidays in the near future. Experts are taking an optimistic look at the state of the commercial aviation industry in the country and see promise of growth and prosperity over the next couple of years.
Airlines are slated to undergo a 13 to 14 per cent increase in passenger capacity until 2014. These numbers largely depend on the state of one of India's leading carriers, Kingfisher Airlines. If the business stays strong, the increase will happen and travellers will continue to have a wealth of options for their domestic transportation needs. The industry has undergone many ups and downs recently, in regards to rising fuel prices and airline strikes. However, some say that progression is on the horizon and Indians will be able to enjoy their flights by choosing from a variety of routes.
Indian travellers who may be pressed for time or have a limited budget could consider a holiday in the country. Domestic rates are more competitive than ever, so those taking their trips may be able to reserve a flight for a wallet-friendly and convenient price. Those organising their getaway should stay up-to-date with the latest developments in local aviation so they know when the best time to book is and if there are any delays in service so they can plan accordingly.
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