Indian airlines carried 101 million passengers in August, marking a growth of over 4 per cent in domestic air traffic over the previous month.
The carriers carried 97.05 lakh passengers in July.
DGCA on Friday said, “The number of passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-August 2022 was 770.70 lakh as compared to 460.45 lakh during the corresponding period of last year, registering an annual growth of 67.38 per cent and a monthly growth of 50.96 per cent. “
In August, IndiGo remained the country’s largest airline with a market share of 57.7 per cent, followed by Vistara with a share of 9.7 per cent, down from the 10.4 per cent registered in July, according to DGCA data.
IndiGo’s market share declined from 58.8 per cent in July.
The country’s new airline Akasa, which started operations on August 7, grabbed a 0.2 percent market share.
Last month, Air Asia topped in terms of on-time performance (OTP), while SpiceJet had the highest passenger load factor.
After being badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the civil aviation sector of the country is on a recovery path.
Data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) shows that GoFirst’s market share rose to 8.6 per cent in August from 8.2 per cent in July. During the same period, Air India’s stake rose marginally from 8.4 per cent to 8.5 per cent.
SpiceJet’s market share declined to 7.9 per cent in August from 8 per cent in July and AirAsia’s share increased from 4.6 per cent to 5.8 per cent during the same period.
According to the data, Alliance Air’s market share remained stagnant at 1.2 per cent in August.
In terms of OTP, AirAsia was the topper with 93.3 per cent, followed by Vistara (91.4%), Air India (87.9%) and IndiGo (85.5%). SpiceJet’s OTP stood at 79.1 per cent, GoFirst 74.9 per cent and Alliance Air 72.1 per cent.
For scheduled domestic airlines, OTP is calculated for four metro airports – Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
SpiceJet had the highest passenger load in August at 84.6 per cent, while Vistara and IndiGo had 84.4 per cent and 78.3 per cent, respectively.
The passenger load factor, an indicator of seat occupancy, was 81.6 per cent for GoFirst, 73.6 per cent for Air India, 74.9 per cent for Air Asia and 65.5 per cent for Alliance Air.
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