Domestic airlines register a 26% growth in passengers in July
In terms of the revenue earned in the highest fare bucket, SpiceJet saw the highest growth.
The number of passengers carried by domestic airlines during July 2016 registered a 25.82% growth to 85.08 lakhs from 67.62 lakh in the same month last year. January-July 2016 passenger growth too rose by 23.01% to 560.87 lakhs as against 455.95 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year.
In terms of the revenue earned in the highest fare bucket, SpiceJet was on top with flights on routes such as Bangalore to Mumbai, Mumbai to Hyderabad, Mumbai to Chennai, Chennai to Port Blair, Kolkata to Guwahati and other routes raking in the highest percentage of revenues in the highest fare bucket.
There was a large increase in SpiceJet's seats sold in the highest fare bucket between Mumbai to Chennai.
Go Air and Indigo saw the largest rise in passenger load from last month. Go Air passenger load increased to 90.3% in July 2016 from 84.6% in June 2016 and Indigo increased to 83.6% in July 2016 from 77.9% in June 2016.
Indigo has the largest market share in July at 39.8%, followed by Jet Airways with 16.3% market share and national airline Air India at 14.8%.