Aviation: India is flying, literally!

PTI | Sep 25, 2018, 03:49 PM IST

The DGCA data for August has revealed some interesting facts. It also has some good news for Air India and SpiceJet. The data also showed massive growth in domestic passenger traffic in India. This indicates that more and more people are opting for air travel within India.



India's domestic passenger traffic grew over 17 per cent to 11.35 million in August from 9.69 million in the same month a year ago, DGCA data show Monday. (Reuters)


Besides, budget carrier SpiceJet outperformed rivals IndiGo and GoAir in punctuality in operations as its on-time performance from four key airports stood at 87.4 per cent against 87.2 per cent apiece. (Reuters)


On a cumulative basis, domestic passengers traffic volume surged 21.20 per cent to 91.39 million between January-August of 2018 against 75.41 million in the corresponding period of 2017, it said. (Reuters)


The figures showed IndiGo's continued dominance in market share with 41.9 per cent, followed by Jet Airways at 13.8 per cent and Air India at 12.7 per cent. However, while both IndiGo and Jet Airways lost market share by a few notches, Air India gained it marginally. (Reuters)


While IndiGo flew the maximum number of passengers at 47.57 lakh in July this year, Jet Airways followed at 15.61 lakh and the national carrier Air India took the third place with 14.41 lakh passengers. (Reuters)


SpiceJet, which clocked the highest load factor at 93.6 per cent, carried 14.04 lakh passengers and rival GoAir flew 10.14 lakh passengers during August, as per the DGCA. (Reuters)


While GoAir recorded average 84.6 per cent load factors across its flights, the same for IndiGo and Air India stood at 82.8 per cent and 82.3 per cent, respectively, in August. (Reuters)