Driven by a slew of discounted ticket schemes, 673.83 lakh passengers were flown by domestic airlines last calendar year, a growth of 9.7 per cent over 2013.
In 2013, airlines carried 614.26 lakh passengers, according to the latest data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Of this, state-owned Air India flew 124.25 lakh passengers, accounting for 18.4 per cent of total domestic air passenger traffic. Private airlines carried 549.58 lakh passengers or 81.6 per cent share of domestic air traffic. According to the data, private budget carrier IndiGo continued its domination with 31.8 per cent market share, having flown 214.25 lakh passengers in 2014.
Jet Airways, together with its subsidiary JetLite, registered 21.7 per cent market share, carrying 146.65 lakh passenger.
Air India came next. SpiceJet had 17.4 per cent of the total domestic passenger traffic in 2014, carrying 117.40 lakh passengers. GoAir garnered 9.2 per cent of the market share by transporting 62.02 lakh passengers in during the year.