India's Jet posts 31% growth in international passengers

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India's Jet Airways has posted 31% growth in international passenger numbers and a 22% increase in domestic passenger numbers in February.

The total number of international passengers rose 31% year-on-year to 312,499, says the airline. Domestic passenger numbers grew 22% to 726,388.

Jet's international seat factor rose 4.3 percentage points to 80.8%, while its domestic seat factor increased 6.2 percentage points to 75%.

"The changed economic scenario has seen a steady rise in air traffic growth, while the strategic and network initiatives the airline has been implementing over the last couple of quarters have enabled Jet to continually better its performance," says the airline's CEO Nikos Kardassis.

Jet's all-economy subsidiary JetLite reported 10% growth in passenger numbers to 298,171. Its seat factor rose five percentage points to 79.5%, says Jet.