These 10 routes accounted for 31% of the air traffic in India
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) releases both domestic and international air traffic reports every month. According to these reports, the domestic air traffic was 4.48 crore during the 6 month period between October 2015 and March 2016. 31% of the traffic came from just 10 routes out of 310 different routes.https://factly.in/10-routes-account-for-close-to-a-third-of-all-domestic-air-traffic/#prettyPhoto
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) releases both domestic and international air trafficreports every month. DGCA provides information about traffic in various routes in these reports. Between October 2015 and March 2016, domestic air traffic was a total of 4.48 crore in more than 300 different routes.
Domestic Air Traffic at its peak in March 2016
The domestic air traffic was 78.35 lakh in March 2016 compared to around 62.8 lakh in March 2015, up 25%. The domestic air traffic in October 2015 was 70.08 lakh. It has increased continuously till December 2015. Though it went down slightly in February 2016, the domestic air traffic touched its peak in March 2016. This could be due to elections in various states.
10 routes account for 31% of all Domestic Air Traffic
The top 10 routes accounted for 1.38 crore or 31% of the total domestic air traffic in these 6 months. Mumbai – Delhi was the busiest route with 31.4 lakh passengers followed by Bengaluru – Delhi with 17.48 lakh. Bengaluru – Mumbai was the third busiest route with 16.38 lakh passengers. Mumbai – Goa was the 4th busiest route with 11.77 lakh passengers. Mumbai was a part of the 6 out of top 10 routes while Delhi was a part of 5 of these routes. Delhi-Chennai & Delhi-Kolkata routes saw a sudden increase in the number of passengers in March 2016, possibly because of elections in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
There are more than 10 Routes with less than 100 passengers in a month
In each of these 6 months, there were a minimum of 10 routes with less than 100 passengers in the entire month. There were less than 1000 passengers a month in more than 20% of these routes. There were less than 10000 passengers in more than half the routes. The average number of passengers per route in each of these months was more than 20000. In other words, the demand was less than the average in more than 70% of the routes. Goa-Tirupati was one of the common routes with less than 100 passengers in a month. The routes with less than 100 passengers a month were spread across the country and not specific to a region.
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